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Jack and the Beanstalk Lesson Plan Printable Activities for Preschool

Activities Materials
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. Other, versions feature a hen, as the video versions below.

This story has endless possibilities for activities and topics here are only two approaches:
  1. Read and listen to the story @ YouTube >
  2. Coloring pages > Select and print two coloring pages in the materials column.

  3. Science - Plants: One topic that can be a great learning experience is to do activities related to plants and how seeds grow.

    Activity > 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.

    DLTK's Learning About Plants Craft
    > Visit the following activities and instructions to make a wonderful and easy craft to learn about plants and how seeds grow.

  4. Alphabet > Letter C Cow, E Egg, G Giant, H Hen
    Review the links in the themes below for printable activities and crafts for these topics.

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

    Beans (dry or green)
    are in the vegetables group.. Dry beans are also part of the protein foods group. Explore and taste different types of beans.
Resource > DLTK Crafts for Kids has a number of great support materials and printable crafts to incorporate to this story.

Coloring pages
jack and the beanstalk coloring page
Jack Climbing the Beanstalk

The Giant and Goose

DLTK's Learn About Flowers Craft

Learn about Plants craft

Review the themes below for additional activities

Bean seeds, soil and small pot

Alphabet >
Letter C > Cow
Letter E > Egg
Letter G > Giant
Letter H > Hen
Animals > Farm > Chcken-Hen | Eggs | Cow
Fairy Tales
> Online story time > Jack & the Beanstalk
Nutrition > Protein group > Beans
Science > Plants > How Plants (Seeds) Grow