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Sprout Sandwiches


Sprout Sandwiches

[30 Minutes]

With this activity you may grow a healthy eater as well as learn about sprouts.

You'll need:

• mung beans • sandwich food • glass jar with lid • water • paper towel • paper and pencil

What to do:

  1. Invite your child to place a wet paper towel at the bottom of the jar.
  2. Let her put the seeds on the paper towel.
  3. Ask her to secure the lid tightly on the jar.
  4. Encourage her to check daily to make sure that the paper towel does not dry out.
  5. Help her to rinse and drain the sprouts that appear twice a day and keep them in a dark place.
  6. Have her observe the growth that occurs each day. Encourage her to draw pictures of what she sees.
  7. After 5 days, let her wash the sprouts and use (eat) them with whole wheat bread, mayonnaise, cucumber slices, cheese, peanut butter, etc. Let her make her own sprout sandwiches.

How to play:

Ask your child to predict how long until a change may occur. Look carefully and chart the progress.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • Can you describe how the beans changed?
  • What would you like to eat with the sprouts?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop observational skills and an understanding of "same and different".

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