Jack and the Beanstalk Activity: Build a Castle in the Clouds
Evan loves Jack and the Beanstalk so I thought it would be fun to build a castle in the clouds like the story. This STEM and sensory activity was the perfect extension for the book.
Jack and the Beanstalk Finger Gym. In this activity you have to put the right amount of beans onto the numbered leaves using the tweezers.
Count and Climb with Jack and the Beanstalk
Count and climb Jack's beanstalk with this fun early year maths activity for toddlers and preschoolers for the classic Fairy Tale Jack and the Beanstalk #jackandthebeanstalkactivities #worldbookdayactivities #literacyactivities
Jack and the Beanstalk – Math Ideas
This week we began the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Today I thought I would share a few of the math activities we have been doing. They are obvious ideas but perhaps new in the application in this story! I wanted to take the concepts of 'enormous' and 'giant' and bring them to life with math. The Giant's Hand and Estimation I had a super large hand photocopied on paper that we estimated how many beans would fit in the palm of the 'giant's' hand. Guesses ranged from 4 to 1000. We counted…
Magic Beans Game
Illustrated activity sheet describing a really fun whole class activity that involves the children running around pretending to be magic beans and avoiding capture!
Classroom decoration idea -- Fairy tale unit -- Jack and the Beanstalk -- Vine growing up wall to ceiling, clouds and giant's feet suspended from the ceiling.-- Too Cute!
Growing in Pre K
The kids loved watching bean seeds sprout. We put five beans in a ziploc bag with a folded wet paper towel. The bags were taped to our classroom window (with names written in permanent marker). Of course we also read "Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and The Beanstalk (soak beans overnight so they swell and sprout more quickly. Plant in soil, insert wooden skewer with castle and clouds (cotton balls) attached at top.
Fairy tales Part II
Here is some photos of our "Princess and the Pea" art that I promised to post. Students chose what (and how many) mattresses (leftover scrapbook paper!) to use. A pom pom was glued on for the pea..snoozing princess or princes were drawn at the top..and then students wrote the number of mattresses used. My assistant drew the cute sign! Click the link below to view more fairy tale fun from our classroom: http://prektweets.blogspot.com/2013/02/3-bears-new-toys-and-fairytales.html What would YOU…
Jack and the Beanstalk Play Dough!
As part of our Jack and the Beanstalk Growing topic, I made a batch of play dough following my usual recipe (see at the bottom of the post) then coloured half brown and half green. I set it out with two little terracotta pots, some green craft sticks and green pipe cleaners, a bowl of dried french beans and some little garden tools we had from another set. These are some of the things the girls did with it.... Recipe: 2 cups flour 1 cup salt 2 tsp cream of tarter 2 cups water 2 tbsp oil Mix…
Simple Activities for 18-month-olds and younger
35 simple activities for 18 months old and younger including art, sensory ideas, gross and fine motor skills, and imaginative play.