Hey everyone, it’s time to check on that bean sprout! Have you and your Lil’ been checking it regularly? What was their reaction when their bean suddenly had leaves? Did they grow? I hope they did; I would be so bummed if any of you got a dud of a bean. (If you don’t know what in the world I am talking about, check out our Jack and the Bean Sprout Pt.1 Activity)

Today’s lesson is quick and easy, but oh so important! We are going to check on our bean sprout and record our observations on our Jack and the Bean Sprout sheet. This is an important step and should not be missed as your littles need to know that science is a process and recording our observations and results is an essential role in that process. I know sometimes it may seem silly, but we are teaching our children how to be little scientists and immersing them in all steps of the scientific process at an early age will make it a more natural  as they grow older.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Science

  • Illustrate observations

Writing

  • Recognizes that writing is used to create meaning (scribbles a letter or grocery list) using some legible letters or words

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Science

  • Illustrate and describe observations

Writing

  • Recognizes that writing is used to create meaning (scribbles a letter or grocery list) using some legible letters or words

Required Materials

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Jack and the Bean Sprout Observation Sheet

*Crayons

Step #1

Observe your plant and check on its growth

Step #2

On your Jack and the Bean Sprout recording sheet draw a picture of what your plant looks like now

Step #3

Talk to your child about how the plant has changed and why they think it changed. You can help guide them to the answer with information like the bean was a seed; we added water and sun it began to grow.

Encourage them to think about what they think will happen if we leave it there longer or what if we plant it in the backyard.

Step #4

After talking about you’re your results with your child, ask your child to tell you about their bean sprout one more time, write their thoughts under the picture exactly as they said them, and read it back to them.

Step #5

Draw a face on the circle and glue it to the front of the cardboard tube

Teacher Tip

You may have to prompt your child a lot when asking them to describe their plants, this is okay, they will get better at giving descriptions the more they do it.

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As always send pictures of your cute and their GIANT bean sprout. We love seeing their work!