Mung bean sprouts love to grow in the dark – so make your seeds a bed to sleep in!
Ask an adult to help you get together these things:
empty plastic tray (like a blueberry or tomato tray)
slightly larger cardboard fruit or vegetable tray (or a plastic one covered with paper)
mung bean seeds
small watering can or jug
large plastic sandwich bag
TAKE CARE: Keep plastic bags away from babies and small children.
The next day, make a bean sprout bed by decorating the sides of your cardboard tray.
We drew stars and moons. What will you draw?
Put your plastic tray inside the cardboard tray.
Cover the bottom of the plastic tray with cotton wool.
Put the bean bed inside a plastic sandwich bag – don't pull the bag too tight as you will need plenty of space for your beans to sprout!
Take out your bean bed every day and sprinkle the seeds with water – soon they will start to sprout like this.
After about five days they should look like this.
Cut the sprouts, wash them and add to a sandwich. Or, ask an adult to help you put them in a stir fry.
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