Monday, March 26, 2012

Magic Beans

Today we planted Magic Beans.
It started after our story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
I'll show you the video of the story later in this post.
Thanks to PreK Pages for the printable pictures for this story.
The beanstalk is made from a very long paint stir stick that I painted green,
glued on foam leaves and velcro for the pictures to stick to.
After the story I told the children that on my way to school 
I found some Magic Beans.
I wondered if we planted them today, what would grow.
Of course since we just heard the story they said a 'beanstalk'.
 But as we started planting I encouraged the children
 to look at the colour of their bean (jelly beans) 
and think of what might grow of the same colour.
I heard...green lettuce, red cherry, pink cotton candy.
Now that was better.
We'll watch them grow all week and see what comes up.
Here is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
video
At the art table we painted with Mighty Beans.
They are shaped like beans and have a little ball in them that makes them wobble
rather than roll.
We dropped paint on to our egg shaped paper
then lifted the tray to let the beans wobble around.
Some children preferred to get right in there and use their hands.
 Two handed,
 one finger at a time,
or the roll and wipe.
 
They look wonderful.

It was another fun day.

See what happens after our beans grow here.

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