Jack and the Beanstalk Craft – Make Your Own Giant Beanstalk!

Jack and the Beanstalk Craft – A giant construction paper beanstalk hangs from the ceiling tiles making for a whole-class creation that adds a touch of magic to the room!

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After it’s put together, kids can have fun re-telling the story of Jack And The Beanstalk using character puppets made out of construction paper and popsicle sticks!

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Directions

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1. Start out with a piece of large green construction paper.

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2. Use a green marker to draw a spiral outward, starting in the center of the construction paper.

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3. Cut around the spiral shape and cut off the edges of the paper. Make a crevice where the kids will begin cutting into the spiral.

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4. Pour a tiny bit of glue over the paper and sprinkle it with some glitter for extra magical effect! Leave overnight to dry.

5. Cut out leaves, beans, and sprigs. Make curly sprigs by cutting thin strips of green construction paper. Wrap them around a pencil, slightly unrolling afterward.

6. Create leaves by cutting football shapes out of the green construction paper. Curl these around a pencil slightly. Beans are just slightly elongated football shapes.

7. The kids can also cut out their own leaves too but you can lay some precut leaves out on the tables for inspiration.

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8. Kids begin by cutting along the spiral until they have a long curvey beanstalk.

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9. Next, glue on some paper leaves, beans, and curly sprigs!

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10. Hole punch the end of each beanstalk and tie a small loop of yarn to the end of each one.  String a longer piece of yarn through the yarn loops on the individual beanstalks and attach the whole thing to the ceiling tiles by this string.

Now all you need are some kindergarten-made character puppets and kids can use their imaginations to re-enact the story of Jack And The Beanstalk!

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Baby Shark Song

Here are the lyrics and movements for The Baby Shark Song – a song about a family of sharks on the attack!

While you are singing the Baby Shark Song, cup your hands and open and close them to make a baby shark.

Clap your hands for mama shark, and keep making bigger and bigger shark jaws with your arms until you get to grandpa shark. For the rest of the movements, see the notes in the Baby Shark Song lyrics!

Baby Shark Song

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Baby Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Baby Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Baby Shark!

 

Mama Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Mama Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Mama Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Mama Shark!

 

Daddy Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Daddy Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Daddy Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Daddy Shark!

 

Grandma Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandma Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandma Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandma Shark!

 

Grandpa Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandpa Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandpa Shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Grandpa Shark!

 

(swimming motion)

People Swimming do-do-do-do-do-do

People Swimming do-do-do-do-do-do

People Swimming do-do-do-do-do-do

People swimming!

 

(make a shark fin with your hands together above your head)

Saw a shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Saw a shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Saw a shark do-do-do-do-do-do

Saw a shark!

 

(Faster swimming motion)

Swimming Faster do-do-do-do-do-do

Swimming Faster do-do-do-do-do-do

Swimming Faster do-do-do-do-do-do

Swimming Faster!

 

(Both hands up, swinging frantically)

Shark Attack do-do-do-do-do-do

Shark Attack do-do-do-do-do-do

Shark Attack do-do-do-do-do-do

Shark Attack!

 

(Slower and more quietly, as if sneaking away)

Swim Away do-do-do-do-do-do

Swim Away do-do-do-do-do-do

Swim Away do-do-do-do-do-do

Swim Away!

 

(Original tempo, jazz hands)

Safe at last do-do-do-do-do-do

Safe at last do-do-do-do-do-do

Safe at last do-do-do-do-do-do

Safe at last!

 

Printable Baby Shark Song Lyrics

Click here to download and print The Baby Shark Song Printable Lyrics from my TeachersPayTeachers store.

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Baby Shark Song Music Video on YouTube

Here is a YouTube video of the Baby Shark Song.  The lyrics are a little different then the ones above but I think it will give you the gist of the song!

 

Baby Shark Related Books

This Little Shark Finger Puppet Book on Amazon includes a little baby shark puppet so you can move it around with your finger as you read! You could read this before or after singing the Baby Shark Song to create a nice literacy connection.

baby shark book

 

Check out these Easy Shark Crafts from KindergartenNation.com

You might also be interested in my Ocean Activities for Kids Pinterest Board.  This is where I post my favorite ocean-themed activities, including shark and baby shark activities!

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