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A tale from our core book pack

Jack and the Beanstalk (Magic Beans)


How many beans make 5

  • Read the story to your child.
  • Count the magic beans together.
  • Pretend to be Jack’s mummy and throw the beans on to a table top.
  • Together, count how many are purple, how many are cream.
  • Can you throw the beans again? Did you get different numbers?
  • Can you remember what the giant shouted?
  • Can you remember which things Jack took?
  • Who is the goody and who is the baddy?

Beyond Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Read some different fairytales – The 3 Little Pigs; Goldilocks and the 3 Bears; Cinderella; The 3 Billy Goats Gruff.
  • Who are the goodies in these stories? Who are the baddies?

Useful Websites for Jack and the Beanstalk story


Youtube – Jack and the Beanstalk story

Youtube – Let’s Make 5 song

Youtube – Big numbers song