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Jack and the Beanstalk Crafts and Lesson Plan Printable Activities for Preschool

The children and the young at heart are in for a real treat! A fun contemporary version of Jack and the Beanstalk. This English fairy tale was popularized by Joseph Jacobs. The original version features a goose that lays golden eggs which ties in with Aesop's Fable, The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs. Jacobs version features a hen, as the video versions below.


  • printer
  • paper
  • coloring and writing tools
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • Additional supplies may be required for the crafts

Read and listen to the story @ YouTube >

Themes and activities:

The themes below include worksheets, coloring pages, crafts and more to support the fairy tale:
Alphabet > Animals > Farm >
Letter C > Cow
Letter E > Egg
Letter H > Hen
Music > String instruments > Harp (color & listen)
Nutrition > Vegetables & Protein group > Beans
Numbers > Worksheets > Use with beans
Science > Plants > How Plants (Seeds) Grow

Plants > Growing My Beanstalk > Grow a bean plant indoors in a small sturdy pot, once it sprouts insert a 6-9 inch thin branch or stick, gently in the pot and help the plant climb the branch. Help your child make a small drawing of himself and tape to the top of the branch to pretend he is "Jack" climbing. the beanstalk.

Nutrition > ChooseMyPlate > Beans
Jack grows a beanstalk. Visit the ChooseMyPlate links below and learn about the nutritional value of beans in our diet.

External esources > DLTK Crafts for Kids has a number of great support materials and printable crafts to incorporate to this story.

Fairy Tales -- Farm -- Plants >