The watch me grow kit from Australian brand 5 Little Bears brings a favourite fairytale to life by encouraging children to grow their very own ‘beanstalks’. A wonderful childhood story, kids will love hearing the story of Jack planting magic beans that grew overnight. This kit relates the story by planting their own plant to grow beans and is the perfect gift for budding gardeners!
They will be enthralled learning about plant growth, being involved with watering them and watching them transform every day.
The kit is reusable and includes a timber stand, a test tube, a water dropper, a wooden lollypop stick, two cotton buds and snow pea beans. To make the beans grow and achieve maximum results, place the kit in a well-lit area, out of direct sunlight. Once the beans have sprouted they can be transferred to a larger pot or garden bed. The timber stands can also be painted and/or decorated if desired.
All items included in the kit are entirely handmade in Australia. 5 Little Bears use only non-toxic, water-based glue and finish their products by hand with their special handmade beeswax polish, ensuring their products are all completely non-toxic and safe for children.
A great one on one activity with an opportunity to commit to the results and re visit the activity daily.
Use as a science experience. Get each child to be a part of the process, one child can add the water another the seeds and soil. Children can learn to be patient and commit to a project which develops over time.
Take the children out to the garden and find plant in all different stages of growth, help the children to learn and discover the process of growing something and the requirements and commitment involved in gardening. Teach the children about sustainable living and growing their own food, maybe have them pick some ripe vegetables and try eating them to show the full process and results of growing things.
Teaches responsibility from caring for and tending to the plants, understaning the life cycle of plants, self confidence from growing the plant and making it survive. Appreciation of nature, reasoning and discovery, physical activity in a fun environment, working collaboratively, creativity, curiosity. Creates a sense of belonging, sustainability especially if the seedling is from a vegetable and reused. Children are tactile and sensory learners. Encourages healthy eating habits.
About 5 Little Bears
5 Little Bears use only non-toxic, water-based glue and finish their products by hand with their special handmade beeswax polish, ensuring their products are all completely non-toxic and safe for children. They are an innovative Australian brand creating sustainable, educational and sensory wooden products for children. Their diverse and appealing range of themed resources include space, dinosaurs, flora and fauna, transport, emotions and Australiana.
Named after founder, author and product designer Leanne Murner’s 5 sons, 5 Little Bears is dedicated to educating children on Australian wildlife and the need to prevent extinction. These unique and wonderful products follow children’s own interests and are all sustainably handmade in New South Wales, Australia from sustainably sourced Australian and New Zealand timber. Every piece of wood used is slightly different in colour, texture and grain, so there are naturally occurring imperfections seen in the timber (e.g knots, colour changes, etc) which cannot be removed and make the products more sustainable. These pieces of timber are also cut on an engraver and will have slight burnt marks on the edges on some sides, adding to their unique handmade character.
5 Little Bears’ beautiful, engaging and eco-friendly activities, puzzles and games are multi-purpose and relevant to many areas of learning, both at home and in educational settings.
The watch me grow kit from 5 Little Bears is suitable for children ages 3 and up.
1 timber stand
1 test tube
1 water dropper
1 wooden lollypop stick
2 cotton buds
Snow pea beans
An instructions leaflet
A box for storage