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Jack and the Beanstalk Storytelling Craft

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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 talesDo you read the fairy tale genre to your children?

It’s one of my students’ favorite themes. Among their favorites is Jack and the Beanstalk.

To help them sequence & retell the story, I designed this super-fun beanstalk craft.

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 talesSo that you can quickly & easily make an example to share, I’ve included full-color patterns, as well as the black & white ones for students.

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 talesChildren color & cut out the castle & title cloud, then glue them together.

An 8-link paper chain is suspended from the bottom of the cloud.

Three leaves, with story element captions (Setting, Characters & Events) add to the beanstalk’s appearance.

Since there are a variety of versions for Jack & the Beanstalk, I’ve included a number of “picture tile” options.

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 talesStudents choose the ones that were in the story that they read, then color & cut out these mini "pages".

They sort the picture pages into the 3 different story element categories: setting, characters & events, then sequence each group of pages, in the order that they appeared in the fairy tale.

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 talesThese “itty bitty” storytelling booklets, are then glued to the appropriate leaf.

Before displaying, have students partner up, taking turns explaining what the setting is and who the characters are, then retelling the tale using the picture prompts.

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 talesFor writing practice, and to further check comprehension, I’ve also included a “Here’s What Happened…worksheet, which can be done as a whole group with little ones.

 Completed projects look terrific suspended from the ceiling as a border along a hallway wall. 

I've included a "Climbing new heights in reading" poster to add extra pizzazz to your display, which is sure to garner lots of compliments from passers by!

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 talesToday's featured FREEBIE is a back to school apple puzzle.

This is an inexpensive little gift you can make for your kiddos for that first day of school, which will occupy their time for a bit, freeing you up.

I've also included a large apple puzzle, to be used as an independent center activity, as well as a blank grid, to help younger students easily put their puzzles together. 

The patterns come in color, as well as black and white, so kiddos can color, then cut out their own puzzle, then put it together; which gives you even more "sanity saving" time.

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 talesWell that's it for today.  Thanks for popping in. It's a lovely summer day here in Michigan. 

So love the sunshine streaming in my office window, along with a frangrant and gentle breeze. 

Feeling very contented and blessed.  Wishing you a carefree day.

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