In the famous story, “Jack and the Beanstalk,” the main character, Jack, plants a magic bean which overnight sprouts a huge beanstalk.
Jack has to climb-up a bunch of leaves on the stalk to reach the Giant’s house in the sky and with that in mind St. Paul Christian School made a fun activity where preschool students put a leaf on their own beanstalks for each letter of their name and then put those letter on the leaves in order so they can spell their names climbing up and down the beanstalk! It is a fun activity to do that only requires brown & green construction paper, scissors, glue, and a pen! It is a wonderful way for students to learn how to spell their name in a funny manner.
Apple Jacks Beanstalk
In honor of how a man named Jack is the main character in the story, this beanstalk is actually made out of a cereal with his name–Apple Jacks! The teacher takes a long and thin stick, puts it in some crafting foam, and then preschoolers get to carefully work at sliding their Apple Jacks down until they have made a tall beanstalk they then get to put a cloud on top made-up of white crafting foam they can color! This activity was very popular at Angel’s Wings Daycare, in Kellogg, Idaho, with teachers observing it is a great way to build-up the fine motor skills of the preschool students.