Jack and the Beanstalk Printables

Jack and the Beanstalk Free Printables

Sometimes we have a theme to go along with our RRSP letter of the week, sometimes not.  Ladybug really enjoys a special theme, and I didn’t have one preplanned for the letter J, so Jack and the Beanstalk popped into my mind!  I will share later all of what we did for her theme week, but I wanted to share the printables I created for her!

I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, so I bought clipart from Little Red’s Clipart and got busy!

There is a Jack and the Beanstalk printable pack which features activities for tots-Kindergartners. There is a printable Jack and the Beanstalk story, which I created in both color and BW {to be colored by kids}.

Jack and the Beanstalk Printable Reader

There’s also a digital story for those of you who like the Easy Readers and using the books on your devices.

Jack and the Beanstalk Easy Reader {Digital Format}Jack and the Beanstalk


Other Jack & the Beanstalk Resources

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We only have one nice copy of Jack and the Beanstalk in actual paper book format, so I found some cute apps to make the story come alive also!  One {shown below} is free, and the McGraw Hill story I got free when it was marked down, but it is often a paid app. The middle one is normally paid, but I also got it free when marked down.  {see how we find temporarily reduced apps here} The Story Chimes free version has some ads, but nothing inappropriate that we saw. 

Jack and the Beanstalk Story Apps We Used {Apple}

Jack and the Beanstalk Apple App McGraw Hill  Jack and the Beanstalk Apple App by Mindshapes  Jack and the Beanstalk Apple App by StoryChimes

 

Here are some of the Jack and the Beanstalk books and toys I wish we would have had {I planned this entire unit in one day and didn’t have time to scout the library}.

 

I also used a Kindle book {free borrow for Amazon prime members}, which my kids LOVED.  I read it to them while they were eating lunch one day and they thought it was a great version!Jack and the Beanstalk

We also enjoyed watching this version of Jack and the Beanstalk on Amazon Prime too!Jack Movie

 

Comparing different versions of the story was definitely a very fun part of our theme week.  Krash was VERY involved with this theme too, which made it fun! I will share more when I put our entire theme post together!  We used many other resources too, most I have pinned here on my J is for Pinterest board! Stay tuned for our upcoming post which will share all that my kids enjoyed throughout our Jack theme!


Download Jack & the Beanstalk Printables here!

ABC Easy Reader

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There’s a new ABC Easy Reader up on the website! The book goes through each letter like this…

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With the “song” at the end…

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If you missed the intro post, here’s how to load these books onto your iPad or other device!

Remember, you can also print the easy readers as flashcards or a mini book, here’s a post on scaling down PDF files in case you aren’t sure how!abc flashcards


The following Easy Readers are all available for FREE also!

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New Easy Readers

I can’t believe I waited so long to bring this idea of Easy Readers for the iPad to reality.  I thought up the idea many months ago, just had it on my creating to-do list.  My kids are devouring these books.  It’s all Ladybug wants to read now!  Krash requested Skylanders and Batman, those were easy since I already had graphics!  Ladybug loves My Little Pony, and Care Bears-so I found some images and put those together for her!  I also wanted to make one focusing on emotions, so I did that one too! I imagine there will be many more, the kids are firing off requests to me and I love that they are wanting to read!

Care Bears Easy Reader  I Feel Easy Reader  My Little Pony Easy Reader

Skylanders Easy Reader s  Batman Easy Reader



You can download these and any other easy readers I add for FREE here on the Easy Readers Webpage!

More info about how to download to your device here!

Easy Readers for iPads and Tablets

Easy Readers

I am beginning to create something new,  Easy Readers that your kids can read on your iPad or other device!  You could also print them, but the main purpose in putting these together is to build up a simple easy reader collection for FREE!  So far I have added the following easy reader books…

Octonauts Easy Reader  On the Farm Easy Reader  Rainbows Easy Reader

 

You can download these and any other easy readers I add for FREE here on the Easy Readers Webpage!


How to download one of my free easy reader books to your device…

Instructions for iPad, definitely the easiest and most user friendly.  I created the easy readers with my iPad in mind!

  1. Make sure you have downloaded iBooks onto your device.
  2. Open the Easy Readers Webpage, from your device.
  3. Click on the book you want to download.
  4. On my iPad, after the pdf opens there is a little box in the upper right hand corner that says “Open in iBooks” I click that and it brings the book into iBooks and the book stays there! 
  5. Want to read again? Launch iBooks for your child and have fun reading any books you have downloaded!  I made covers for each book with clear graphics so your child can easily see which book s/he would like to choose if you just open your iBooks screen, they appear nicely on the “shelves.”


Instructions for Kindle Fire, my husband has this so I tested it out-not nearly as simple as an i device.  The PDFs read and scroll fine, but when in landscape mode the page is a bit too large and cannot scroll smaller.  If you turn it to portrait mode, the page is smaller but it show the full page all at once.

  1. Open the Easy Readers Webpage, from your device.
  2. Click on the book you want to download.
  3. After the pdf file downloads, click on the little yellow image shown below, then click on “downloads” {green}IMG_4232
  4. You will then see the file you just downloaded.
  5. In order to have the files STAY on your Fire, you need to follow the instructions to email docs to your kindle email address.  It does not support the graphics on the first page, the pages are just plain. Or you can just go back to your downloads screen, I believe they stay there.

As for other tablets, I have no clue!  You can experiment to see how PDF files are supported for your particular device.


Want to Print?

  1. Print at full size and slip the pages into sheet protectors to make your own book.  Tie the sheet protectors through the holes with string, or use a folder with prongs.
  2. Scale down the PDF to make a half or quarter size book.

I hope to add more easy readers to the collection, Krash and Ladybug are really enjoying the ones we have so far!  Krash has requested Skylanders, Star Wars, and a few more so I better get busy!  These are very easy for him to read, but he loves that.  He is beyond this type of easy reader but it is a nice confidence boost for him.  Ladybug will just be getting into this level of reader soon!