Sentence Sequencing:

sentence sequencing

What is it?

An activity/game that allows children to practice combining nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc to make a sentence.   

"Helpers" is the term I am using to describe articles, conjunctions, punctuation and the passive verb "was".  It is the last template in the set -- you may want to print two of these helpers templates so you have extras.

Nouns - I've provided 8 nouns.  If your children really enjoy these games/activites, that may not be enough.  Provide them with some blank cards and clipart or magazine pictures and let them create some additional noun cards.

Verbs - I've provided 6 verbs.  It's hard to show verbs as images, but I hope I've done ok.  I colored the background of the verb cards to help distinguish them.

You have a choice between past tense and present tense verbs.  I would print one or the other, not both since the images are the same for both templates.

Colors - 6 color cards are provided.  If you chose the B&W templates, you'll need to color in these cards.  You can create additional color cards on your own if you want extras.  You can also create your own additional adjective cards (fat, thin, tall, short, etc) using drawings, coloring books, clipart, magazines, etc.

Emotions - I've provided 4 emotions cards.  Again, it's a bit tough to show these as images, but I think they turned out ok.

NOTE:  This page is fairly long -- the templates are all the way at the bottom.

Activity Suggestions

1.  Free Play

2.  Memory (Guided) Play

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(you may want to mix up the pile and then set some or all the pile out so the child can see their options, like so:

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Now have the child chose the correct card from memory to replicate the sentence you showed them.

Template Instructions

Flash card type templates.  You can use these in a variety of activities (see activity suggestions above). 


6 NOUNS   (color)   or   (B&W)

2 MORE NOUNS + 4 EMOTIONS   (color)   or   (B&W)


6 PICTURE VERBS (past tense)   (color)  or  (B&W)

6 PICTURE VERBS (present tense)   (color)  or  (B&W)

6 SIGHT WORD VERBS (past/present)   (color)  or  (B&W)

6 SIGHT WORD VERBS (past/present)   (color)  or  (B&W)


6 ADJECTIVES - colors   (color)   or   (B&W)


6 HELPERS (articles and conjunctions)   (color)   or   (B&W)

6 HELPERS (prepositions)                       (color)   or   (B&W)

more sentence sequencing cards that compliment the above set:

Bible themes

Farm theme

Word Families (phonics) theme

more >

Printable version of these instructions