Jack Beanstalk’s No Kiddin’ Kidney Bean Game

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All the kidney bean ever wanted to be when he grew up, was an even bigger kidney bean, bigger than a cup. He hoped that Farmer Giles would fertilise him some more … and that he would be big and strong, six feet off the floor. As he exercised daily, his muscles grew. Very soon, he was like a beanpole, even though he was only two ! The rain came and watered his leaves. He quickly grew leaves and big, fat, green peas. When he started to walk, he grew branches and an enormous stalk. Soon, the kidney bean was just like a jungle. When the wind blew, it’s leaves started to rumble. The Sun shone and out popped a flower. It grew by three inches in less than an hour. The kidney bean plant had remarkable bees, that made tasty honey from remarkable trees.

bean1.jpg Kidney Quotation Beans

Sometimes apostrophes, which abbreviate words, commas, which break up sentences with pauses, and speech marks, which show what a person is saying, look like kidney beans. Add in the kidney beans (“” , or ‘) to these sentences.

1. Thanks for coming I said.

2. Please can you be quiet ! cried the teacher If you cant youll go to stand outside.

3. Thats great ! my friend commented.

4. Pass the salt Dad asked.

5. What time is it ? Mum asked.

6. The bus will arrive at nine o clock the conductor said.

7. I usually start work at eight the salesman said Except I dont on Saturdays.

8. Whats the weather like outside today ?

9. Do you understand the question ? my tutor asked Or shall I explain it to you some more ?.

10. Thats right my friend denied ever having been there at all.

bean1.jpg Bendy Knee Kidney Game

How many words can you think of that start with a silent “K” ? Then think of as many words as you can ending in the suffix – “ney”.

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Write ten sentences that include the word “just”.

bean1.jpg No Kiddin’ Kidney Bean

How many words and phrases can you think of that include the word “kid” ? Example – skid and kid sister. Make ten sentences using your chosen words.

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Game 1 Answers :

1. “Thanks for coming,” I said.

2. “Please can you be quiet !” cried the teacher.

3. “That’s great !”, my friend commented.

4. “Pass the salt”, Dad asked.

5. “What time is it ?” Mum asked.

6. “The bus will arrive at nine o’ clock”, the conductor said.

7. “I usually start work at eight”, the salesman said, “Except on Saturdays”.

8. “What’s the weather like outside today ?”

9. “Do you understand the question ?”, my tutor asked, “Or shall I explain it to you some more ?”.

10. “That’s right”, my friend denied ever having been there, at all.

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