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.
Jack and the Beanstalk Crafts and Lesson Plan Printable Activities for Preschool
- coloring and writing tools
- 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:
Letter C > Cow
Letter E > Egg
Letter H > Hen
Music > String instruments > Harp (color & listen)
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.
- 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.
External esources > DLTK Crafts for Kids has a number of great support materials and printable crafts to incorporate to this story.