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This pop-up Jack and the Beanstalk craft is absolutely adorable! Kids will love creating this interactive paper craft for kids.
This printable contains a copy of the fairy tale, character cards, a sequencing mat, and an awesome 3D pop-up craft.
The classic tale of Jack And The Beanstalk comes to life! Study, learn and create.
Use this classic English fairy tale to study, learn and create! It’s perfect for your fairy tale study, or you can add it to your gardening theme, plants and seeds theme, or your farm theme (if you related it to the cow and/or the goose).
The act of sitting with your child, taking time to read, and assembling this craft together is such a positive experience in their learning journey. Young learners will read aloud, complete character/vocabulary activities, and practice sequencing the story. Wrap up the lesson by creating a wonderful pop-up scene of Jack climbing the beanstalk up to the beautiful castle in the sky.
This prop can be used again and again to retell the story!
Jack and the Beanstalk Activities
In the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack’s mom sends him to the market to sell their cow because they need money. On the way, however, he sells the cow to a stranger in exchange for some “magic” beans.
Jack’s mom is mad, and throws the beans out the window. The next morning, a beanstalk has grown and reaches to the clouds. Jack climbs up, meets a giant, and the adventure begins.
jack and the beanstalk story
To start the lesson, read your students a version of Jack and the Beanstalk. You can choose a storybook version from below, or you can print the Jack and the Beanstalk PDF and have your students follow along or take turns reading it aloud.
The printable featured in this post contains a five-page version of the fairy tale. You can print and laminate the pages for students to read on their own.
Jack and the Beanstalk Characters
Once your students are familiar with the story, cut out the character cards. I suggest printing them on cardstock and laminating them for durability.
Use these cards to discuss the characters from the story. You can use them to discuss various literacy skills, as well.
Some of the topics you can address with these cards includes proper nouns (names), possessive nouns (Jack’s), adjectives (magic), and compound words (beanstalk).
Jack and the Beanstalk Sequencing
There are two ways you can use the Jack and the Beanstalk sequencing mat. If you’d like to use this as an individual activity, have kids cut out the sequencing cards and glue them on the sequencing mat.
You can also use this in a center by printing two copies and laminating them both. On one, add velcro dots to the numbered squares and the sequencing squares. On the second, cut out the images and put the other half of the velcro dots to back of the cards. Next, place the image cards on their matching pictures on the sequencing mat. Have your kids put the cards in order on the sequencing mat.
jack and the beanstalk craft
I won’t go through this craft step-by-step in this post, but there are detailed instructions included in the download.
However, I will say that this craft isn’t for preschoolers. It’s much too difficult for young children to complete, but they can enjoy the finished project as a storytelling tool.
Children in grades 1+, can definitely complete the craft if they have good scissor skills. If not, you can cut the pieces out and let them assemble the craft.
Once it’s complete, the craft can be used over and over again to retell the story.
VERSIONS OF THE Jack and the Beanstalk STORY
Fill your book basket with a great collection of different versions of the Jack and the Beanstalk story. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Jack and the Beanstalk – Young readers are sure to delight in Galdone’s version of this classic story, and the lively illustrations and rhythmic storytelling make it perfect for reading aloud with little ones.
Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks! – OF COURSE you think I was the bad guy, terrifying poor little Jack. You don’t know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you…
Mickey and the Beanstalk – Mickey Mouse stars as a peasant who finds some magic beans in Walt Disney’s classic fairy tale Mickey and the Beanstalk.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
If your little ones enjoyed the Mickey Mouse version of this story, they’ll love this Beanstalk Mickey figurine.
These Jack and the Beanstalk Magicube blocks and figures allow kids to build different scenes from the story over and over again.
Jack and the Beanstalk story spoons help children develop speech and language skills while practicing sequencing and story recall.
download your printables
This Jack and the Beanstalk printable is available in my shop. You will receive a ten-page PDF which includes the story, sequencing mat, vocabulary cards, and the craft template.
Your students are going to love this hands-on fairy tale activity designed to be a companion to your Jack and the Beanstalk lesson plan.