12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets

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If you’re working on cause and effect during your ELA (English Language Arts) block, then consider these free activities and worksheets. These are worksheets and creative ideas for students in first grade, second grade or third grade to match a cause with the most-reasonable effect. Help your students connect the dots in the relationship between cause and effect in well-loved stories for some great, high quality lesson plans!

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Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets

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Free Primary ELA Cause and Effect Printables

Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets - Cause and Effect With Amelia Bedelia

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1. Cause and Effect With Amelia Bedelia – What a great character Amelia Bedelia is for studying cause and effect. Here is an anchor chart, craftivity and worksheet that you can use along with Amelia Bedelia books to practice identifying cause and effect. {Free download}

Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets - Cause and Effect Scoot Activity

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2. Cause and Effect Scoot Activity – You’ll love this entire post that includes 3 lesson plan ideas on how to model, illustrate and practice identifying cause and effect. Create flip books to define cause and effect, create an anchor chart and get kids moving by practicing identifying in a game of scoot! {Free download}

Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets - Cause and Effect Illustration Page

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3. Cause and Effect Illustration Page – When students can illustrate examples from a well-loved story or familiar one, it helps them be able to identify and apply the concept to not as familiar stories. Read about how this teacher uses “Goldilocks and the 3 Hares” to work on cause and effect. {Free download}

Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets - Cause and Effect Matching Worksheet

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4. Cause and Effect Matching Worksheet – Have students match the most reasonable effect to the cause by drawing lines. Great for additional practice or for a pre-assessment. {Free download}

Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets -  Reader's Notebook Entry Organizer

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5. Reader’s Notebook Entry Organizer – When working on cause and effect, students can really improve their skills when you give them multiple opportunities to identify and use their critical thinking skills. Read these tips on helping students improve by using a reader’s notebook. {Free download}

Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets - Simple Sentences Cause and Effect Worksheet

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6. Simple Sentences Cause and Effect Worksheet – Here is a worksheet that asks students to identify the cause and effect of simple sentences. It’s a great practice activity that would work great on a projector using color to highlight the signal words and practice identifying them like the “anrgy birds” poster above mentions. {Free download}

Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets - Cause and Effect Poster

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7. Cause and Effect Poster – Illustrate the meaning of both cause and effect when teaching this skills by using students’ schema of the word ‘because’. Students can use the word and this poster to help remember and recall it easily. {Free download}

Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets - The Snowy Day Cause and Effect Craftivity

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8. The Snowy Day Cause and Effect Craftivity – If you like using trade books to help teach concepts, then this one is perfect fro you. It’s an adorable craftivity that uses The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. It’s a great activity to see that there are many cause and effect relationships in one book! {Free download}

Cause and Effect Lesson Plan Ideas

Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets - Cause and Effect with A Bad Case of Stripes

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9. Cause and Effect with A Bad Case of Stripes – Use A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon and have students create a craftivity to connect the cause of students and her surroundings to the effect of her changing skin patterns and colors. Older students may also be able to see the symbolism cause and effect or caring about what others think and the effect it can have on someone.

10. Cause and Effect Commercial Activity – Commercials are quick snippets of condensed video that often are fantastic illustrations of cause and effect. Students can use a cause and effect graphic organizer to jot down what they notice or create their own. Check out this neat idea of students creating their own “commercials” by applying their knowledge of cause and effect.

Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets - Cause and Effect with Laura Numeroff Books

11. Cause and Effect with Laura Numeroff Books – Take If You Give a Cat a Cupcake as an example of the fun cause and effect books that can be used for lessons. Your students can always create a craftivity illustrating one from her books or having students create their own.

Teach Junkie: 12 Easy Cause and Effect Activities and Worksheets - Cause and Effect with Technology Centers

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12. Cause and Effect with Technology Centers – Bring in QR codes and mapping using your favorite kid-publishing software. Students can create maps, mystery cause/effect situations and practice finding them while reading from classroom devices. {Free download}

Thanks to these teachers for their free downloads and creative lesson ideas.  Your tips are fantastic! Feel free to grab the “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” blog button as your ideas are definitely worth the shout out.

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  • Lisa

    This is the first time I have visted your website! Love it!

    • Leslie

      Thanks for visiting – hope you find lots here to bring you back!
      – Leslie

  • Bex Mawn

    Me too, I am new and love all the great ideas! Thanks for sharing my free C&E printable!

    • Leslie

      Glad to have you here Beth. You’re welcome – hope it brings you lots of traffic!
      – Leslie

  • Ân Huệ

    Brilliant ideas. Thank you so much for sharing the ideas.

    • Leslie

      Thanks and you’re welcome!