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DIY Jack and the Beanstalk

by Deborah Song

Watching a plant grow is magical for kids. But you don’t need magic beans to grow a beanstalk (nor will it cost you a cow), especially when beans are one of the easiest and cheapest vegetables to grow. All they need are sunlight and water. Try these 3 steps and within 7 to 10 days of planting, your child will see he’s planted "magic" beans as well. Make your DIY Jack in the Beanstalk with these simple steps.

You’ll need:

  • Pot
  • Saucer
  • Gardening ties
  • Stakes
  • Potting soil
  • Bean seeds of any variety

Optional Item: A Giant figurine, a hen, gold coins or other small objects from the story!

Kids Activities Grow a Jack and the Beanstalk

Step 1: Sprinkle in five beans -

Place the pot on top of the saucer. Fill the pot ¾ full with potting soil. Sprinkle in five beans two inches a part. Top off with an inch of potting soil.

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