Jack's Giant Problem

Follow Jack's journey as he learns to think about others!

How can one thoughtless choice create so much chaos?

When Jack escapes from the giant’s castle with a magic harp, he leaves a trail of chaos behind him.

Not content with his treasure, Jack heads back up the beanstalk looking for more. But will he have the good fortune to escape again?

'Jack's Giant Problem' is a great hook into a natural conversation about empathy and considering others. 

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Check out our resources and tools section for general tips for getting more out of conversations with your kids. Find out about connected Fairytale Fraud stories here


Jack's Fairy Tale Journal (spoiler alert - ready the story first!)

Jack finally learnt to be thoughtful!

Jack spent some time thinking through his experience and choices. Read about it in his journal:


Jack's Thoughtfulness Suggestions

Sometimes it doesn't take much to make someone's day!

The Fairytale Fraud community have given ideas for our Thoughtful Person's Inspiration List. Can you think of more? Message me!

Skim or even print the list. What will you choose?


The A.E.I.O.U Thinking Challenge!

Coach yourself into think about others!

You can use Jack's thinking A.E.I.O.U too! 

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A -  Action - what was my choice that impacted on others?

E -   Emotion - what might other's have felt about my choice?

I -    Impact - what might have happened to other people as a result of my choice?

O -  Outcome - what happened in the end for me?

U -   Understanding - What do I know now that I can learn from in the future?

Click here to download your free story-themed template for doing a Thinking A.E.I.O.U

Think things through

with an A.E.I.O.U!


DISCUSS: Questions to keep conversations going

Here are some question ideas to get you started:

  • What does it mean to be thoughtful?

  • What are some thoughtful things people have done that you appreciate?

  • What are some thoughtless things you have noticed people doing? 

  • Who inspires you with how thoughtful they are?

  • Do you find it hard to imagine other people’s lives and situations?

  • Who do you know who might be facing challenges? What do you think it is like for them? 

  • Do you know what empathy is? How would the story be different if Jack had shown empathy? 

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SPOILER ALERT - Do not read this section unless you've enjoyed the story first!

The lonely witch FINALLY got some lovely company. She wasn't always so lucky! You can read about her in:

'Sibling Wars' - our Fairytale Fraud about healthy conflict

'Ready for Rescue?' - our Fairytale Fraud about procrastination and healthy habits. 

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