Growing Mung Beans

Growing seeds is an age old activity and it’s heaps of fun. We grow seeds all the time – in the garden or as sprouts for eating, but I wanted to try this activity like this to get some seeds we could look at under a magnifying glass, to look at the different parts of the seedling. So we took some mung beans from my normal stash, some of the Montessori cups (bought in Ikea for use when A. was going through his ‘pouring’ phase) and some tissues. The boys water them with a small creamer jug I picked up at a second-hand shop.

This picture was taken a few days ago. They have roots now, and we are looking forward to seeing seed leaves develop. I’m trying to find some Montessori label cards (commonly called three-part cards) for these, but I haven’t been able to find them yet. If you see any, please let me know.