Our story for this week would have been Jack and the Beanstalk. Here are some activities to try at home. Have fun and don’t forget to ask a grown up to send us some of your work or photos of things you have been doing!
Read or watch the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Here are some to choose from.
Draw your favourite part or character from the story.
I think my favourite part was when Jack hurried down the beanstalk. I’m sure his heart was racing and perhaps it felt like zooming down a big water slide! I can’t wait to see your pictures of your favourite part!
Sequencing the story. If you have a printer print off the following sequencing activity and sequence the story in the correct order. If not use this link as a guide and draw your own pictures to sequence the story. Don’t forget to colour it beautifully.
Let’s imagine! Jack climbed all the way up the beanstalk and found a castle, a giant and a hen that laid golden eggs. If you had climbed a giant beanstalk what might you find at the top? Use one of these pages to help you. Get an adult to help you write what you found. Or even better try to sound it out yourself. I think I might have found a classroom full of P1 children (I’ve missed them so much) or a shop full of chocolate…yummy!
Who said what?
Have a look at some of the things the characters in the story said. Get a grown up to read them for you. Now you decide who said what? You could cut and stick the words or have a go at writing them in the speech bubbles. Don’t forget to colour the pictures beautifully.
Time to measure!
The beanstalk grew really tall. In fact it grew right up into the clouds! Can you find someone or something really tall in your house or garden? Who is the tallest? How could you measure them? In school we have used cubes to measure the length of things. Maybe you could use cubes, lego, pencils, pasta twirls or cars (make sure whatever you use is the same size). How may cubes tall is your mummy? How many cubes tall are you? Who is taller?
Here are a few activities you could try. If you don’t have a printer use the activities as a guide to make your own.
Let’s get creative.
Have a look around the house and see what you can use to make your own beanstalk (make sure to ask permission). You could draw it or use things from the recycling box to make a 3D beanstalk. What colour will it be? How tall is it? Who helped you to make it? We would love to see some photos of your creations! Here are a few examples.
Here are a few songs you might like to try. One is about climbing the beanstalk and the other is about the giant. Get some grown ups to join in. Maybe you could make up some actions!
Have a go at this word search. How many words can you find? Remember all the letters need to be connected. Get a grown up to help you.