40 Pages of Fantastic Jack and the Beanstalk Activities for Early Years

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk is a great story to use with young children and gives the opportunity to visit a whole range of concepts in a variety of curriculum areas. Link every area in your continuous provision to the Jack and the Beanstalk story using my activity pack to completely immerse children in the story and develop their curiosity and imagination.

Jack and the Beanstalk Activities for Early Years

The pack includes 40 pages of Jack and the Beanstalk Activities for Early Years. A range of fun and brightly coloured resources, activities and worksheets to make your classroom stand out.

Maths

Order the beanstalks by height
Beanstalk number line
Beanstalk number writing practise
Put the leaves in number order on the beanstalk
Count the golden eggs
Measure with beans
Jack and the beanstalk 5 frame and 10 frame
Jack and the beanstalk counting
Jack and the beanstalk counting game to 10 and to 15
Count and clip cards to 6

Literacy

Jack and the beanstalk writing
Jack and the beanstalk story telling cards
Jack and the beanstalk pencil control sheet
Jack and the beanstalk colouring pictures
Jack and the beanstalk vocabulary cards

Jack and the Beanstalk Math’s Activities

The story of Jack and his giant beanstalk gives you the perfect opportunity to introduce children to the concept of size in so many different ways.

There are a number of different sized beanstalks for the children to order by height. The number given to the children can be reduced or increased according to their ability. There is also a sheet for children to place them onto if they are just working with 3 different sizes of beanstalk.

When children first start learning how to measure they should begin by using non-standard units of measurement. Beans are the perfect thing to use! Children place the correct number of beans next to the characters or objects from the story and record how many beans they have used. Children can be encouraged to discuss who is shortest and who is tallest.

Play this cute Jack and the Beanstalk game with your little learners. Through the use of a die, children will learn to subitise more effectively with and instant recognition of dot patterns. Children can then count along the golden eggs as they take Jack to the castle. The numbered golden eggs will support them with number recognition. One game goes up to 10 and the other up to 15.

Children can reinforce their 1 to 1 counting with this counting sheet. There are beanstalk number lines that will help children with their number recognition when writing numbers in the boxes as well as number lines that offer number formation practise.

There is a five frame and ten frame for the children to explore number even further. They will love adding magic beans or golden coins instead of counters.

Can the children give the hen that lays the golden eggs the correct number of eggs?

Get a free Jack and the Beanstalk counting to 10 worksheet below to challenge your little learners a bit more.

Jack and the Beanstalk Literacy Activities

Children will develop their fine motor control as they carefully cut along the dot patterns and colour the many pictures of characters and items from the Jack and the Beanstalk story. They can also use the handy vocabulary sheets to support their writing on the cute writing sheets below.

There are 6 different sheets and both A4 and A5 versions. Each writing sheet depicts different parts of the story. Children can be encouraged to write their own sentences using one of three vocabulary charts to help them. Alternatively, encourage their imagination by asking them to draw a picture and write about what they would like at the top of their beanstalk using the beanstalk and cloud sheet, also included.

If they are not quite ready to write sentences yet, then why not cut out the characters and use them for storytelling. Laminate them and attach them to blocks and add them to your small world play.

Jack and the Beanstalk Music Activities

There are a number of songs linked to the Jack and the Beanstalk story which can be found online. One of my favourites is by Debbie and Friends. This will allow the children to become even more familiar with the story through song and pictures.

BBC School Radio also do a Jack and the Beanstalk music programme. It is aimed at Key Stage 1 but some of the activities are simple enough for your Early Years children and you could certainly teach the children some of the songs. They also do an animated story in 14 short video clips which can be played over a series of time.

More Traditional Tales!

Maybe you are doing a whole term or half term on traditional tales and would like the same quality resources for each one. Not to worry visit my blogs on ‘The Gingerbread Man‘, ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears‘ and ‘The Three Little Pigs‘ to get more resources. You may want to save yourself some money and buy my bundle pack.

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