Fee! Fie! Foe! Fum! Here are the Books We Read:
I really like this version of the classic tale. My oldest Diva scares easily and I was worried about some of the more gruesome versions of the Giants in some of the other books. This one was perfect and I highly recommend it for kids.
Fee! Fie! Foe! Fum! Planting a Beanstalk Sure is FUN!
You Will Need:
lima beans (we used 5 in each baggie)
a clear platic storage bag, a clear plastic cup or a glass jar (we used a baggie)
wet paper towel
What We Did:
1. We sprayed a paper towel so that it was wet but not soaking
2. We placed the paper towel into a baggie (we folded the paper towel in half and then in half again to fit)
3. We sprayed the lima beans with water before placing them in the baggie to get them going
Day 1: the beans got noticeably larger/fuller (I did not get a picture) as they absorbed water from the napkin
Day 2: the seed swelled and burst open
Day 3: You can see the lima beans bursting open through their hard outer coating
Day 5: Roots are now clearly visible
Day 7: Leaves sprouted
This is a great experiment to do with toddlers/preschoolers because it is simple with very little maintenance - just keep towel moist - and marvel at the day to day growth! The Lil Divas had such a good time with this.
Have you and your child(ren) or students experimented with lima beans? I would love to hear about it.
Hope you enjoyed watching our beans sprout with us! We are continuing to watch them grow and the Lil Divas are curious as to what will happen.
Fee! Fie! Foe! Fum! Wonder if we'll grow a beanstalk tall enough to climb towards a sky high kingdom?