Bean Beginnings

Bean Beginnings craft

Fairy tales are filled with delights. Explore Jack and the Beanstalk beyond "Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum" and sprout your own beans-real or imaginary.

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    If you haven't heard it already, read the fairy tale <u>Jack and the Beanstalk</u> with a family member. What do you think it says about life being an adventure? What kind of kid was Jack that magic entered his life? Jack was willing to try something new and different, he trusted people, and he was brave. What would you do if you were Jack?

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    Find out how real bean plants grow. Look at a bean seed up close. Does it look alive? Capable of transforming into a growing, moving thing?

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    Cut construction paper to wrap around a paper cup with Crayola® Scissors. With Crayola Markers, draw Jack and some magic seeds being sparked into enchantment. Use Crayola Glitter Glue to add sparkle. Allow to dry. Wrap your drawing around the cup and attach it with a Crayola Glue Stick.

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    To plant your own bean seeds, cover your work area with newspaper. Fill the paper cup with potting soil. Gently press two or three seeds into the soil. Place in the sun and water regularly. Sketch your plant's progress and measure its growth, or make a ne

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    To make an imaginary plant, create a bean stalk with chenille sticks. Attach green construction paper leaves on the stem with Crayola School Glue. Draw veins on the leaves. Each day, add more chenille stems and larger leaves as your stalk "grows" just like Jack's!