Fairytales! There is so many activities you can do with your students when you are looking at fairytales. Jack and the Beanstalk is a classic fairytale that is loved by children. This literacy unit includes a huge variety of activities to keep your students busy and engaged.
This unit includes 20 different activities for you to choose from to suit any learning experience.
- Bulletin board picture: Print and display on your Fairytales bulletin board. Use as a picture stimulus.
- Character profiles – Jack and the Giant: Brainstorm words to describe the characters. Write a sentence about the character.
- Character Traits – Discuss the character traits of the different characters from the story.
- Story map – 2 versions: Draw and/or write about the characters, setting, beginning, middle and end. One version has boxes for just pictures, the other page has lines for writing.
- Sequencing: Version1 - Cut and paste the pictures from the story in order. Write a sentence about what is happening in the picture. Version 2 – Cut and paste the pictures from the story in order. Cut and match the sentences to the pictures. Read the retell.
- Sequencing beanstalk – Draw pictures from the story in the beginning, middle and ending boxes to retell the story.
- Problem and solution – Discuss the problem and solution in the story. Draw a picture and write a sentence about each.
- Once upon a time I climbed up a beanstalk writing – Write a story about your adventure.
- If I found a beanstalk in my backyard writing – Write about what you would do if you found a beanstalk in your backyard.
- Making connections: Think about how the Giant was feeling. Write about a time when you felt the same.
- Opinion writing – Why do you think Jack took the hen and the harp?
- Cause and effect – discuss different events in the story and what made them happen. Look at the picture in the first box and draw what happened next.
- Opinion writing – Do you think Jack should have taken the Giant’s things? Explain your answer.
- Opinion writing – What do you think Jack should have done when he found the castle at the top of the beanstalk?
- I wish I had magic beans writing – Write about what magic beans you would like to have.
- Letter writing template – 2 versions: Write a letter to a character or from a character to another character. There is a Giant and jack template included.
- Stem activity – Jack’s Great Rescue Machine: Design a machine that will help get -
- Jack away from the Giant with the hen and the harp. Make your design and test it our.
- Craft – Decorate a magic bean and make a classroom beanstalk using crepe paper.
- Fine motor – Thread wool through the holes to make a harp.
- Headbands for roleplaying – colour and black and white
If you are looking for an easy to plan, ready to use unit, look no further! All activities in this unit are ready to print and use so are perfect your literacy time, with very little planning involved.
This unit is perfect for Queensland Prep teachers planning term 4 :)
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