After reading Jack and the Beanstalk, we counted A LOT of beans. First, as a class, we counted how many beans fit in the giants hand (I just drew a large handprint and made copies of it). After covering the hand with beans, we put the beans in piles of 10 and then counted by 10s. Then, at the project table, I traced each child's hand and then they glued beans inside their hand and then counted how many beans they had used. Next year I will probably just use the beans to measure "how many beans tall" the hand is.