growing sprouts

We are learning about seeds and roots. 

We like to eat.

We like short term gratification.  (Although we do practice longer term gratification - planting potatoes and pumpkins). 

Solution:  let's grow some sprouts. 

I had a sprout seed mix from my local health food store - a mixture of a variety of beans and lentils.

We watched a "how-to" video.


First job was to let them soak in water over night.
The seeds needed a "bath" in fresh water 4 times a day. We have a special sieve-like lid that fits on mason jars (also from the health food store).  Our daily class helper was ready to take on this additional responsibility. 

By day 2 we were seeing wee roots. 

More water baths and bigger roots.

Then they began to sprout.

Ready to eat.

Some of the kids tried them.  

One little who is usually very fussy with her food wanted to try "one".  Then she asked if she could have "two".  Then she asked for "more" and took a handful.  

I thought that they tasted like garden peas from a pod.  Delicious.

I think we will do some more sprouting next week.  Maybe I will have to share with a few more kids!

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  1. I bet that was a big hit with the kids. I need to convince my son and his wife to move to Chemainus so you can be Olin's kindergarten teacher:)
    Grade ONEderful

  2. This has been on my list to do for sometime,you make it look quite easy.

    1. It was easier than I thought that it would be. For a woman who has a castle, a train, fire trucks , and who knows what else in her classroom - this will be a walk in the park!

  3. This looks like a fun project to try with my kids this week.

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  4. Love that this is short term gratification! I think kids need that sometimes (a lot). I also wanted to tell you I love the way you wrote this post...simple and straight-forward. Thanks!


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