Welcome Spring: Planting Bean Seeds

Saturday, 16 March 2019


Spring begins this week (yippee!) and my favorite way to welcome the season is by planting some seeds.

It's still winter weather outside our window, but at least we can create some green and growing things on the inside!

Bean seeds are always a hit!

Soak them for 6-8 hours at room temperature.  Once they have softened, give one to each child to split open.  Invite them to remove the seed case, split in half and search for the parts of the plant on the inside.

spring planting bean seeds in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade

Use the remaining seeds for planting.

spring planting bean seeds in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade

They can use this Bean Plant Journal to learn about the stages of growth, make predictions on how many days it will take to sprout, and observe and document the growth on 3 separate occasions.

spring planting bean seeds in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade

While they are waiting for their beans to sprout, read some books about bean plants...

spring planting bean seeds in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade

...and put out some dried beans for them to explore. These can be great for sorting, counting, measuring volume or just to free explore in a sensory bin.

spring planting bean seeds in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade

Bean seed mosaics are also a lot of fun and great for strengthening those fine motor muscles.

spring planting bean seeds in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade

spring planting bean seeds in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade


spring planting bean seeds in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade

And then one day...

spring planting bean seeds in preschool, kindergarten, or first grade

Wishing you a smooth start to the new season and hoping you are soon blessed with lots of sunny, warm weather!

Thanks for stopping by,


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