Bean Sprouts (from Community Playthings)

Exploring Germination | Growing Beans in a Bag

Spring has sprung! Try this fun and messy science activity with toddlers and preschoolers.


1. Place a damp, folded paper towel into a zip lock bag.

2. Insert 5 staples about half way up the bag. This will keep the beans in the right place so that there’s room to watch the roots grow.

3. Place a few beans into the bag.

4. Tape the bag onto a wall or window. Add water as needed to keep the paper towel damp.

5. Watch what happens!