Jack and the Beanstalk Activity: Build a Castle in the Clouds
Evan loves Jack and the Beanstalk so I thought it would be fun to build a castle in the clouds like the story. This STEM and sensory activity was the perfect extension for the book.
This week we began the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. Today I thought I would share a few of the math activities we have been doing. They are obvious ideas but perhaps new in the application in this story! I wanted to take the concepts of "enormous" and "giant" and bring them to life with math. The Giant's Hand and Estimation I had a super large hand photocopied on paper that we estimated how many beans would fit in the palm of the "giant's" hand. Guesses ranged from 4 to 1000. We counted…
Growing Tuff Spot
I’d been planning a Growing Tuff Spot activity for ages – unfortunately the weather had not been on our side but at least I’d had the opportunity to collect various garden pots
Jack & the Beanstalk Stick Puppets
A set of beautifully designed ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ illustrations, ideal to cut out and use as visual aid stick puppets. Features individual illustrations of Jack, and his mum the giant and his wife and the goose who laid the golden eggs.
Fairytale Storytelling Basket - The Imagination Tree
Create a story basket full of storytelling props to retell favourite fairy tales together in a playful way! So easy to set up with items from around the house and beneficial for so many strands of early literacy development. As part of our on-going Playful Storytelling series, co-hosted with the gorgeous blog, One Perfect Day,...Read More »
Baby Care Tips
Jack and the Beanstalk mathematics and craft activity: ask students to count out magic beans, leaves, and clouds. S1 Maths and Art
Magic Coloured Beans Sorting Activity - The Imagination Tree
Make some magic coloured beans as a great DIY resource for sorting, counting, imaginative play and storytelling! Simple and cheap to make, great for maths!