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Jack and the Beanstalk Crafts and Lesson Plan Printable Activities for Preschool

Jack and the Beanstalk Lesson Plan Printable Activities for Preschool
The children and the young at heart are in for a real treat! A fun contemporary version of Jack and the Beanstalk. This English fairy tale was popularized by Joseph Jacobs. The original version features a goose that lays golden eggs which ties in with Aesop's Fable, The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs. Jacobs version features a hen, as the video versions below.


  • printer
  • paper
  • coloring and writing tools
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • Additional supplies may be required for the crafts

Read and listen to the story @ YouTube >

Themes and activities:

The themes below include worksheets, coloring pages, crafts and more to support the fairy tale:
Alphabet > Animals > Farm >
Letter C > Cow
Letter E > Egg
Letter H > Hen
Music > String instruments > Harp (color & listen)
Nutrition > Vegetables & Protein group > Beans
Numbers > Worksheets > Use with beans
Science > Plants > How Plants (Seeds) Grow

Plants > Growing My Beanstalk > Grow a bean plant indoors in a small sturdy pot, once it sprouts insert a 6-9 inch thin branch or stick, gently in the pot and help the plant climb the branch. Help your child make a small drawing of himself and tape to the top of the branch to pretend he is "Jack" climbing. the beanstalk.

Nutrition > ChooseMyPlate > Beans
Jack grows a beanstalk. Visit the ChooseMyPlate links below and learn about the nutritional value of beans in our diet.

External resources > DLTK Crafts for Kids has a number of great support materials and printable crafts to incorporate to this story.

Fairy Tales -- Farm -- Plants >