Introduce students to the wonderful world of gardening early, fostering growth and development in these vital areas:
Scooping up the dirt, placing the beans in the pots and pouring the water all take fine motor control and strength.
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!