| 1. Read Jack and the Beanstalk.
Then brainstorm what else Jack could of climbed up, and what turn of
events happened when he did.
Discuss the story and how the examples below might be used instead of beans. Show the pictures so kids know what the plants look like.
Change characters, setting, etc.
Rewrite the story of ______ and the__________.
You can change the name of Jack to the person who is writing the story. Should be very interesting. Share with the rest of the class. Don't forget illustrations!
Bamboo: Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. It can reach 120 feet.
Lianas: Lianas are climbing plants. They climb the canopy in search of light. They wrap around branches and link from tree to tree.
Vines: vines are climber plants like lianas
Another writing activity is:
You find a different (odd) type of seed, bean, or whatever... What will it grow into and how will this change your life.
For fun you can make, "DIRT" Recipe follows.
You can use small flowerpots, or just clear cups.
2 large packages of Oreos
Zip-loc bag: Crush Oreos in this or use a blender/chopper
1 package 8 ounce Philly Cream Cheese
1 large container of Cool Whip
2 small packages of instant chocolate pudding (dry)
2/3 Cup milk
Mix everything together except Oreos
Layer pudding and Oreos
Add 5 or 6 gummy worms, flowers, or whatever you want
Mix part of crushed Oreos
Cover with Oreo cookie