"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." -Walter Streightiff

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jack and the Beanstalk

Our adventure took us to "once upon a time land" where we visited Jack and all of his friends and foe.

We read a couple of versions of Jack and the Beanstalk, even one where it was from the giant’s point of view.
Our favorite was the one by Stephen Kellogg, with a gruesome ogre instead of a giant.
It was fun to compare the different renditions of the same story.
In our sensory bin, we had beans galore in which to play- to measure, pour, collect and sort.  
 We did an experiment by soaking beans to see what might happen. They softened up enough for us to see the baby plant inside each bean. We planted our beans- some in water and some in dirt. We watched as they started to grow.

We used watercolors to paint a castle and cotton balls to make a cloud so that when our bean plant grew, we could climb to the top!

It wasn't long before we were able to climb the beanstalk, just like Jack! 
When we got to the top, there was a castle filled with gold coins and golden eggs. Fortunately, the giant was away at the time. Fee, Fi, Fo Fum...
The gold coins provided us with a game of one to one correspondence.
It was fun to visit Jack and the giant.
We can't wait for our next fairytale adventure!

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