For April's Little Scientist's, we were inspired by our sunny spring weather and Dora's Fairytale version of Jack & the Beanstalk. After making a few predictions about what we were going to be doing and what the story could be about, we dove right into our tale. But once we saw the giant beanstalk that had grown in the story, we knew it was time to plant our own seeds! Each Little Scientist filled their peat pots with soil, sprinkled a little water on top, and placed a few lima beans on top (NOTE: the beans were soaked overnight to help ease and speed up the seeds' growth!).
Next, they gently pushed the beans into the soil then covered them with another spoonful or two of soil. After the dirty work was done, we finished reading Dora's Jack & the Beanstalk. At the end of our story, we talked about how the beanstalk in the story was magical but our bean plant wasn't, which means that although the dirty work is over, the nurturing work is just beginning! In addition to getting nutrients from the soil, our Little Scientists will need to make sure their little seeds get lots of sunshine and water so they can grow big and strong. All moms and Little Scientists are invited to take pictures and post them on momstown as their seeds begin to sprout and grow into bean plants!
Little Scientists runs every month, just one of our #momstownpass programs!