Bean Sprout Activity

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Grow Together!

Go to the library and ask a librarian to help you find a book about types of fruits and vegetables or about how plants grow. Pick up a copy of “Jack and the Beanstalk” to read with your child before you do the Bean Sprout activity.

Bean Sprout activity

Materials:
Dried beans or packet of bean seeds (buy these at a grocery store or garden center)
Paper cup
Potting soil (buy these in the gardening section of many stores)
Container of water to soak the beans in

Directions:
1) Soak a dried bean overnight in a cup of water.
2) Help your child plant the dried bean in the soil. Fill the paper cup about ½ full with soil, add the bean, and then add more soil until the cup is about ¾ full. Water until the soil is moist.
3) Place the bean cup in a sunny spot in your house and water it every two days.

-Enjoy New Foods Today for Good Health Tomorrow!

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