Jack and the Beanstalk (plus lesson resources)

Jack and the Beanstalk Lesson Resources Joy Makin Mamas
Christopher Wood [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Jack and the Beanstalk simply couldn’t be a more perfect foil for hands on storytelling. First of all, Good Ol’ Jack doesn’t listen to his mother and mass chaos ensues. If you can’t make that work for you, then you just aren’t trying very hard.

Secondly, he grows a giant beanstalk that turns out to give him access to another world! If you’re gardening inclined, you can turn this into an entire season of good times by growing a bean patch in your garden. (Need a little math? Track the beanstalks’ rate of growth and have your kid calculate how long it would take to reach “the sky.” The earth’s atmosphere extends approximately 36,000 feet from the earth’s surface.) Plus they are delicious.

For an adventurous, hands on telling of the story, try finding a local sport place with a climbing rope, or putting one up using a sturdy rafter or tree limb at home. Talk about reinforcing the lesson- who’s going to forget actually learning how to climb a beanstalk?

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Jack and the Beanstalk Lesson Resources

jack and the beanstalk lesson resources

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