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Grow beans from the ground up.

  • Target Age:  3-5 
  • Learning Goals:  language & literacy, life skills, science & health, social & emotional development
  • Related Episode: Clarissa Is Cracked

Materials 

  • beans (pole, lima or snap beans are easy to grow)
  • fork
  • marker
  • masking tape
  • paper cups
  • potting soil
  • shallow tray

Directions

Grow and care for your plants with your children.

  1. Prepare: Soak the beans overnight so they will grow faster. Poke holes in the bottom of the cups with a fork.
  1. Plant: Talk with your children about plants, explaining that they need water and light to live. Help each child fill 3/4 of a paper cup with dirt, and plant a bean under a shallow layer. Children can write their names on masking tape to identify their cups. Place the cups in a shallow tray in a sunny area.
  1. Nurture: Show children how to water their beans, and discuss how the plants change as they grow. 

Based on an activity in Play and Learn with Arthur, Volume 1.

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