Good Night, Gorilla – Sequencing: Strips & Chips

Good Night, Gorilla -

Sequencing: Strips & Chips

 

 

Ages: Toddler, Preschool, & Kindergarten

Domains: Physical, Cognitive, Language & Literacy

Price: $3.00

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With your purchase you will receive this Strips & Chips activity as well as Read & Find, Magnetic Board, a two paged handout and oodles of variation and extension ideas.  This really is a steal for only $1.50!

This is another fun activity that uses the “chips” from many of our other Good Night, Gorilla activities all have been inspired by the popular children's book "Good Night, Gorilla" by Peggy Rathmann.  This activity in particular focuses on sequencing and fine motor skills (physical).  It can be worked on while the story is being read (literacy) or as a follow-up activity.  By using it afterwards it serves as a memory challenge (cognitive) as well as a great way to introduce ordinal numbers.

If you have already created the Good Night, Gorilla: Collect 10 Board Game or Collect 10 Mat Game you won’t need to print & create the “chips” for this set as you can use the chips from either of those sets for this activity. 

  1. Print out Chips and Strip pages
  2. Laminate the Strip pages (optional - you could also use a sheet protector if you prefer)
  3. Cut out chips (or use circle punch)
  4. If making without wooden discs (or lids or poker chips) you can stop here, but I’d recommend turning them into a double-sided chip by taping the two color matching circles (e.g. letter “G” and gorilla image) together back-to-back then laminating and cutting them out for added durability.If making with wooden discs you can tape, glue or use Xyron Machine to adhere the cut out “chips” to discs.  Be sure to place the two color matching circles on either side of the same disc.
  5. To play: use chips to place in the correct circle at the end of each strip

  After your child has placed their chips on the strips page ask him/her to “read” the book to check and see if he placed the animals in the correct sequence.  Make sure to keep it light and upbeat if they placed one incorrectly.  I like to say things like, “Ooh that was a great try.  You thought the hyena was 4th, but the giraffe was 4th.  What place do you think the hyena belongs 5th or 6th?”  Allow them to make changes to their strip page as they go along.  If they’re struggling I encourage them to try and visualize the two page spread where the  animals are in a line as they’re exiting the zoo and the zookeeper is opening his house door.  In this image they are lined up in the exact order that the gorilla released them from their cages!

  A popular favorite is to use legos (or any other blocks) to build your own zoo.  Then you can place small animal figurines inside their cages and pull them out in the correct sequence.  If you don’t have figurines you could use the “chips”.

An alternative to legos, and also an option that can become as elaborate as you desire, is to turn it into more of an “art” project that could last several days.  Start out by sketching up a plan of how you will lay out your zoo then brainstorm what you could use for the different parts.  I recommend cutting the side off of a cardboard box to use as the base, then follow your imagination!  You could bring in some grass (for ground cover), rocks (for pathway), leaves (for trees), popsicle sticks (for zoo signs), toothpicks (for cages—you can poke them into the cardboard so they stick up vertically)...the possibilities are endless!

 

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 Good Night, Gorilla - Sequencing: Strips & Chips

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Strips & Chips - Directions & Extensions (sample)


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Cut, Color & Paste - Letter B (banana)

The full product includes:

* A (armadillo)
* B (banana)
* E (elephant)
* F (flashlight)
* G (gorilla & giraffe)
* H (hyena)
* J (Joe - the zookeeper)
* K (key)
* L (lion)
* M (mouse)


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Play Dough Letter Mats - Sample

The full product includes:

* A (armadillo)
* B (banana)
* E (elephant)
* F (flashlight)
* G (gorilla & giraffe)
* H (hyena)
* J (Joe - the zookeeper)
* K (key)
* L (lion)
* M (mouse)


Balloon Numeral, Dot & Tally Cards

Balloon Cards


DIY Dice

Dice