Peer into My Week Down on the Farm Week 2
We had a group discussion about planting after we tallied which bean we thought would grow the tallest.
We used plastic bags (document wallets would have worked too) and pegged them to a washing line. The children all held their own bean while I showed them a book all about the cycle of bean growing, introducing end emphasising words like soak, swell, root, shoot, germinate and stressing the importance of water. They soaked their beans, discussed the difference, then wet a paper towel and added this and the bead to their bag. These bags have spaces to write their names. I snipped a tiny hole…
Understanding the world | a growing story
In April, we sent for a pack of seed potatoes to grow with the children. We had visions of enough potatoes appearing in the soil to have our own market stall outside - read on to see how it actually worked out... Here's what we did - We put the compost in the growing bag supplied We planted the seed potatoes in the soil We watered the soil We checked on our potatoes to see how they were growing over a few weeks The potatoes eventually grew flowers on the plants We got the tuff spot ready to…
Start with one "magic" bean taped to the bottom along with an invitation to draw what it would become. Lovely! Reading Jack in the Beanstalk together would be a nice rainy day addition to this project.
An Early Years Science Activity and Giveaway Winners!
This is an Understanding the World activity that I guarantee you and your children will LOVE! All you need is some laminating pouches, an iron, an ironing board, some A4 paper and a few random objects.