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These Jack and the Beanstalk puppets are such a fun way to have kids act out the popular fairy tale over and over again. Add these to your activities for Jack and the Beanstalk!
If you have younger children, you can make these puppets and add them to your literacy center. Older children can make these printable puppets on their own. All children will love using these puppets to act out the story as you read it aloud.
The free printable template and step-by-step directions make these puppets easier for kids to make and use.
Jack and the Beanstalk Puppets
Storytelling puppets are so much fun for kids to make and to use. Kids can use them to retell their favorite stories. They can also be used to make up stories of their own.
You can glue these puppets to felt, and add them to your felt storyboard. Or, add magnets to the back of them. Then, use a cookie sheet as your storytelling base. You can also glue them to craft sticks so kids can hold them.
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Do
These puppets and props take a little time to prepare, but they’ll be well worth it when you’re done. Your kids will love making them and then using them to act out the fairy tale.
Select different colored craft papers for the characters and props. Trace the beanstalk, giant, castle, cloud and Jack’s patterns on the selected paper from the provided template. Cut out the traced patterns using scissors.
Grab the patterns for the Jack papercraft puppet. Cut slit along the zigzag pattern inside the hair pattern.
Slide the top end of the head part (of Jack’s body pattern) through the slit from the bottom side of it. Apply glue to fix the hair with the head part.
Stick the shirt, pants, shoes and the hat cutouts on the papercraft Jack doll.
Grab the vine and the leaf cutouts. Stick the leaves on the vine. Stick the castle on the cloud cutout.
Use sharpies to trace lines along the borders of the props.
Use a black sharpie to draw the eyes, mouth and nose of the giant and the Jack papercraft dolls. Stick the papercraft items on popsicle sticks to complete the puppets.
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.