Teacher Resource Bean Kit


This fantastic kit consists of enough supplies for a class of 25 students.

  • 30 x beans (enough for 1 each and some spares!)
  • 25 x cardboard pots
  • 25 x name labels
  • 1 x tool set consisting of a mini spade and rake
  • 1 x water bottle sprinkler – attaches easily onto any empty 600ml water or softdrink bottle.
  • 2 x pairs of gloves (child size)
  • PDF Lesson Plan
  • PDF Template to print Bean Diary to record the growth of the beans
  • PDF Poster of grown beans to show students how the plant grows over time



Introduce students to the wonderful world of gardening early, fostering growth and development in these vital areas:

Motor Skills

Scooping up the dirt, placing the beans in the pots and pouring the water all take fine motor control and strength.

Scientific Concepts

An excellent introduction to scientific concepts, and what life needs to flourish and survive. Students can monitor their plants closely, making daily observations and track and record the growth of their beans.


The bean growing activity teaches responsibility and care for the living world. Encouraging students to water their beans and ensure they have the best conditions for growth teaches an important lesson of responsibility and pride! Sometimes, beans do not sprout so it is also a good learning opportunity to see that life is precious and delicate, and sometimes does not survive for no particular reason. We have included spare beans in our packs in case there is a non-sprouter and students can try again!