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Here’s a fun, hands-on way for students to build reading retention skills…with an easy-to-make story mobile they illustrate themselves!

This activity is appropriate for:
kindergarten - 3rd grade / 5 - 8 years

You will need:


  1. Have students fold the sheet of construction paper in half lengthwise, then fold it in half widthwise to create four equal-sized rectangular sections. Unfold the paper and lay it flat on a table.
  2. Use a crayon or marker to label each of the four sections with one of the following titles: First, Then, Next, Last.
  3. Encourage students to draw a picture in each section to represent the sequence of events in their favorite story, or in a story you read to the class. (Before they begin, encourage them to retell the story you read aloud to help them decide which events to illustrate.)
  4. After they complete their drawings, have students cut along the folds to separate the sections of paper into four pieces.
  5. Punch a hole in the top of each piece of paper. Tie a length of string through each hole and attach the string to the hanger. Then, add the book’s title to a strip of paper and tape it to the inside of the hanger to complete the mobile.
  6. Variation: Instead of a sequencing mobile, create a story elements mobile. Simply have students draw pictures that illustrate the following: Characters, Setting, Problem and Solution.
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