There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick Activities

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick activities engage students in number sentences, parts of speech, and using fine motor skills. The diverse set of activities are great for differentiated instruction, and support English Language Arts, Math, and Science. 

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43 pages

Grades PreK-3


Inspire young readers to sort parts of speech, practice math skills, and design their own baskets with the There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick activities. These low and no-prep activities engage students in English Language Arts skills like sequencing and rhyming. The Math activities make adding, subtracting, and multiplying a speggtacular event!

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • form letters.
  • recall and sequence a story.
  • story sequencing
  • write and punctuate sentences.
  • identify cause and effect.
  • sort rhyming words and parts of speech.
  • use Fine Motor Skills to  trace, illustrate, cut, glue.
  • count within 10 and 15.
  • add and subtract within 10.
  • add with and without regrouping. 
  • multiply double digit numbers.
  • identify and label fractions.
  • practice alphabetical order.
  • create an ultimate bird’s nest.
  • reflect on and respond to discussion questions and writing prompts. 

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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About the Book

The hungry old lady is at it again! This time, she’s swallowing items to make the perfect Easter basket. When she finally comes across the Easter Bunny, she trips. Oh no! Read on to see what giggles await as everything comes undone.  

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