It’s Jack’s Beanstalk!

One of my favorite things is to create the atmosphere in the classroom that supports and expands the ideas we are currently exploring.  With Jack and the Beanstalk I love making a huge beanstalk.  Here is how I do this!

Step One:  Pull off three long rolls from your green bulletin board paper.  With a person at each end, twist the paper into a tube.

Step Two:  Secure two tubes to the wall.  I use clear packing tape to secure the tubes.  Next, place the third tube on top of the first two.  This creates  a more 3-dimensional stalk.
Step Three:  I make tracers for the children to use to make the leaves.  It is always a treat to work as a whole group on the floor like you see here the photo.  The children love it.  They are almost completely quiet as they work beside each other.
Step Four:  We put the leaves on the stalk .  I try to put leaves where there was tape to help hide it.

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Comments

  1. Ana says:

    Wonderful ideas!!! THanks for sharing!

  2. An excellent idea for a group project.
    Thanks for posting

  3. Awesome idea!

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