Activities for the "Jack and the Beanstalk" Fairy Tale

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fairy tale crafts, fairy tale activities, jack and the beanstalk activities, jack and the beanstalk crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, writing prompts for fairy talesSince my fairy tale craftivites seem to be popular, I'm continuing to slug along making crafts for more stories,  which will help reinforce a variety of standards.

"Jack and the Beanstalk" is a favorite of my students, so I designed a flip booklet, slider and storytelling wheel

All three projects help practice the "sequencing & retelling a story" standards. 

fairy tale crafts, fairy tale activities, jack and the beanstalk activities, jack and the beanstalk crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, writing prompts for fairy talesIf your kiddos are like mine, they will LOVE making any of these, and really enjoy telling the tale using the manipulative. 

First up is the "flip" booklet.

fairy tale crafts, fairy tale activities, jack and the beanstalk activities, jack and the beanstalk crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, writing prompts for fairy talesThere are 2 “print & go” booklet options to choose from: one featuring the giant’s castle, the other the cottage, where Jack & his mom live.

Pick your favorite, or give students a choice.

There are full color patterns so that you can quickly & easily make an example to share, plus black & white templates so students can make their own.

Children color, cut & collate their pages, then add the cover.

fairy tale crafts, fairy tale activities, jack and the beanstalk activities, jack and the beanstalk crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, writing prompts for fairy talesI've also included an optional title page, "Once upon a time" page, plus a "And they lived happily ever after page" too.

Since children enjoy giving their opinions, there's also a "thumbs up or down" rating page, along with a star ranking as well. 

fairy tale crafts, fairy tale activities, jack and the beanstalk activities, jack and the beanstalk crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, writing prompts for fairy talesUse the blank "base" space for a writing prompt, such as, "What was your favorite part of the story?" 

Younger kiddos can write "The End" or "They lived happily ever after."

fairy tale crafts, fairy tale activities, jack and the beanstalk activities, jack and the beanstalk crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, writing prompts for fairy talesTo help further reinforce sequencing and as a way to check comprehension and practice a bit of writing, all 3 packets include several "Here's What Happened..." writing prompt worksheets. 

fairy tale crafts, fairy tale activities, jack and the beanstalk activities, jack and the beanstalk crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, writing prompts for fairy talesSince there are many versions of this fairy tale, all 3 packets also include 3, “giant’s treasure” options.

Simply pick the (booklet page, slider or wheel) version that matches the story that you read. 

fairy tale crafts, fairy tale activities, jack and the beanstalk activities, jack and the beanstalk crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, writing prompts for fairy talesNext up is the "Jack and the Beanstalk" storytelling wheel

There are two, full color cover options, so teachers can easily make a sample to share; plus black & white patterns, so your students can color their own.

jack and the beanstalk storytelling wheel craftPick your favorite, or give children a choice between a beanstalk topped with a castle in the clouds, or a beanstalk that Jack is climbing. 

Children color the cover, as well as the "pie" wheel graphics, then poke a hole through both, and fasten with a brass brad. 

So you have a nice variety, I purchased lots of "Jack & the Beanstalk" clip art, so that each packet is different

This way, if you purchase more than one craft, it will be fresh, incorporating different graphics. 

I use the flip booklet to tell the story to my students; then I review the story with the "slider" craftivity, and then have my students transition to making a wheel

All three of my samples are then kept in a basket in our language arts center

For another fairy tale, I switch things up, so in the end my students have had an opportunity to make all three "types" of storytelling crafts, but for different fairy tales.

fairy tale crafts, fairy tale activities, jack and the beanstalk activities, jack and the beanstalk crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, writing prompts for fairy talesBoth the wheel and the slider packets, also include a "Let's Sequence the Story" worksheet, where students color, cut and glue the "picture tiles" in the correct order. 

So that you can diversify your lessons, there are two options. 

I've also included a larger, colorful copy for teachers.  Print, laminate & trim and then use while reading the story, or as a reveiw afterwards. 

Pass out the pieces to students, then have them help you put them in sequential order.  Use tape, magnet dots, or Velcro to stick the pictures to the base.

When everyone is done with whatever craftivity you've chosen, practice retelling the fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk” by calling on a child, who explains what is happening in that graphic.

You could also ask, “Is this the setting of the story?”, “Is there more than one setting?”, “Is this the beginning-middle-or end of the story?” etc.

Afterwards, for more reinforcement, have students pick a partner and take turns sharing their booklet with each other. 

fairy tale crafts, fairy tale activities, jack and the beanstalk activities, jack and the beanstalk crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, writing prompts for fairy talesFinally, there is the "Jack & the Beanstalk" Slider Craft.

There are 3 "cover" options for this craft which feature: Jack climbing the beanstalk, the castle, as well as the giant.

fairy tale crafts, fairy tale activities, jack and the beanstalk activities, jack and the beanstalk crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, writing prompts for fairy talesAs with the other crafts, choose your favorite, or run off the variety and give children a choice. 

Use card stock, or white construction paper for a sturdier and less flimsy craft.

I call these "sliders" because a paper strip "slides" through two slits, revealing various "story elements". 

Students retell the fairy tale, by pulling the paper strip through the "window". 

meet the teacher, back to school activities, parent teacher conferences, open house ideasToday's featured FREEBIE is a little something for your Open House or "Meet the Teacher" back to school event, which is also appreciated during "parent-teacher" conferences too.

I put a basket of peppermints on a table for visitors. (Use soft mints for younger grades).

Here's the poster I print, laminate & tuck by my basket of candy: "Families Are Worth A Mint! Thank you for your involve-mint and commit-mint to your child's education Here is a sweet treat for your enjoy-mint!" 

classroom management tipsWell that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by. 

It's wonderfully overcast today, with a nice summer breeze...perfect for doing a bit of gardening. 

Wishing you a fun-filled and stress-free day. 

"I am not a teacher, but an awakener." -Robert Frost

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