Plants and Seeds and JACK AND THE BEANSTALK!
Reader's Theatre We had a lot of fun this week doing a Reader's Theatre of Jack and the Beanstalk to go along with our plant unit. I found some puppets for each of the 3 pages of text using these coloring book pages found at HERE at Sparkle Boxes. Then we divide up the parts and have readers use their most expressive voices. This is the way I did it this year. Another way I've done it some years is to have each child bring in an empty cereal box. Then I cut out a square out of one side of…
35 Seed Activities for Young Kids
Over 35 seed activities for teaching toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners about seeds. Includes ideas about planting seeds, sensory activities, seed art projects, seed crafts, cooking with kids, and learning activities as well as seed lesson plans for preschoolers and ideas to teach about seeds for kids.
Shannon's Lil' KinderCuties
We started the month off with a mysterious beanstalk sprouting in the middle of our classroom. I have a REALLY hard time just reading the traditional version of Jack and the Beanstalk, because Jack gets away with being lazy and stealing, so....I use the pictures in the book, Look Out, Jack! The Giant Is Back!, to tell a different version. In my version, the giant gets his golden treasures back and the children discover that the only reason the giant seems so grumpy is because he is in…
Cute project when learning about Jack and the Beanstalk. Each student colors/cuts out a leaf, twists a long piece of green butcher paper, and decorates a "Jack" with their picture on it. A string on a pulley system is created and the beanstalk is put together and hung next to the pulley. The kids are then able to make their "Jack" go up and down the beanstalk and dictate stories about what is at the top, etc. They LOVE this activity!
thumb-controlled watering can — The Burlap Bag
A thumb-controlled watering can... such a fun and FAST project! When the container is filled up with water and you cover the top hole with your thumb, the water stays inside! Remove your thumb and water will come outta the little holes at the bottom. This is perfect for watering new seedlings or for
Jack and the Beanstalk Bean Number Matching Activity
How does this resource excite and engage children's learning? This number matching activity is great for your Jack and the Beanstalk lessons! With cards with the numbers on, and matching cards with the correct number of beans to match!