I had so much fun with Jack and the Beanstalk during our Fairy Tale Unit. We were able to incorporate lots of literacy activities such as comparing different versions of the story and lots of fun retelling. We also incorporated science (growing beans) and math (measuring with beans) in really cute and crafty ways. This was originally posted on March 27, 2012.
This is the Bean Stalk that is in our classroom. I made it by twisting long pieces of bulletin board paper. I added a giant cardboard boot and used a "snow cover" that I got after Christmas to make the cloud. The kids made the giant leaves (using tracers).
We also did some Jack and the Beanstalk inspired math that you can read about here.