As Cheekwood’s Tots program is temporarily suspended, we are sharing today’s activity for parents and tots to activate at home. Use our files to create your own greenhouse, then share your work with us by tagging @cheekwood on Instagram and using #cheekwoodtots!
Here’s what you’ll need:• Bean of choice (Lima beans, black beans, pinto beans, navy beans, chickpeas and lentils or any other dried bean will work.)
• Paper towel
• Greenhouse template
*See template below
• Plastic sandwich bag
Tip: To speed up germination, soak beans overnight in water.
Try pairing the activity with one of these books:
Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole
Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson