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Jack and the Beanstalk Home Learning Activities

Home Learning Tasks

Jack and the Beanstalk

Read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk here

Watch the story of Jack and the Beanstalk here

After reading and watching the story, encourage your child to answer these questions:

Who is in the story?

Did Jack do the right thing selling the cow for magic beans?

Why/ why not?

What happened in the story?

What was your favourite part?

Once your child has listened to, and watched the story many times help them to make a story map. A story map is simple pictures and words putting the story in order so that they can read and retell the story again and again.

Can your child draw a picture of the Giant? They might like to describe the giant to you. Perhaps they could have a go at writing the words themselves, you could write for them or how about making a video of your child describing their giant! Send in your pictures and videos to [email protected] – we would love to see them and put some on the website for others to see.

How many golden eggs can you see?

How many clouds do you see?

How many harps do you see?

How many beans do you see?

How many cows / leaves/ hens etc

What do the numbers look like?

Can you have a go at writing the numbers?


Can you find 7 items in your home?


Draw around your parents feet and your feet- who has the biggest feet like the giant?

What sound do these letters make?

Can you also do the sign?

Watch this video for pronunciation of sounds

BSL / Sign4Phonics signs can be found here

What sound do these pictures begin with?

Can you also do the sign?

There are lots games in this website for further practice!

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We recommend using phase 1 or phase 2 resources.

More fun and practical activities to enjoy:


  • Make your own beanstalk using toilet roll tubes- how high can you build it?
  • Threading- make your own beanstalk with pasta/cheerio’s and pipe cleaners- How many can you fit on?
  • Build a castle using Lego/Duplo or cardboard boxes- language shorter/taller/ shortest/tallest
  • Make your own beanstalk in the clouds.
  • Make you own green playdough
  • Write a list of the ingredients you used to make your playdough, or video yourself making it.
  • Use your playdough to make a beanstalk. Who can build the longest/tallest beanstalk?


1 cup Flour

1/4 cup of Salt

1 tea spoon Vegetable oil

Food colouring / paint

Scent ( if you want it to smell nice)

How to make:

Step 1 : Place the flour and salt in a bowl

Step 2 :In another bowl mix water and food colouring

Step 3 : Mix the 2 bowls together and stir well, keep adding flour if it gets too sticky

Step 4 : Add vegetable oil at the end and store it in a container.

This play dough recipe can last for few weeks. Store it in the fridge once done playing with it.