1-2-3 Come Do Some "Jack & the Beanstalk" Fairy Tale Craftivities With Me
All three projects help practice the "sequencing & retelling a story" standards.
First up is the "flip" booklet.
There 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.
I'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.
Younger kiddos can write "The End" or "They lived happily ever after."
Next 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.
Pick 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.
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.
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.
Finally, 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.
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".
Today'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!"
Well 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
1-2-3 Come Do A "Jack and the Beanstalk" Fairy Tale Craft With Me
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.
So 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.
Children 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.
Students 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.
These “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.
For 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!
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.
Well 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.