I like to start our study of seeds and plants with the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We plant pole beans and other seeds to grow over the next few months. But in the meantime, it is so powerful to demonstrate how a bean “sprouts” by growing sprouts. We observed them daily as we gave them their daily rinses. Then, today, we had a sprout salad for snack!
Monday, I brought mung beans, lentil beans and alfalfa seeds. We soaked them for most the day and then put them in their sprouting containers.
Each had their own container to sprout in!
We put the sprouts on a bed of lettuce and topped it with dressing. I helped the children with “sprout” eating concerns by taking a large pinch of sprouts and eating them! Most of the children tried it and many liked the sprouts. I had a few who could not get enough!