Saturday, April 20, 2013

"Bean There, Done That" Freebie You Will Love





Be sure to tape your baggie to the back of the greenhouse. It fits perfectly in the window opening that you have cut out. 

This was so much fun to do with our kindergarten students and they are having a blast watching these grow in their personal greenhouse. They look precious hanging up in the windows at our school. Be sure to soak your beans overnight to get fast germination and great results. Remember that 5 year olds have no patience to wait. We even looked at the baby inside of a bean after soaking it overnight and the children were fascinated with this science activity. I promise that you cannot kill these if you follow these directions and they get plenty of sun. Everyone has a green thumb in kindergarten! Now go try this. You can grab my little house here but please leave a comment and become a follower. What do you think of this?

26 comments:

Mrs. Miller said...

aww perfect! thanks so much, I really want to grow beans and I thing I have a perfect window!!

Katie Knight said...

I love this Fran. I was going to have to make one and you did it for me. I love it and just I love you! Thank you!

Katie Knight said...

Fran this is just great!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Ryan said...

Oh my gosh! This will be SO fun! I can't wait to try this next week! Thank you so much for sharing -- love it!

The Peterson Family said...

Fran, I always LOVE your stuff. It makes me wish I had windows in my rooms! (I know scandilous that I don't!) Maybe I can figure out a way to have them up outside..

But I'm moving this summer, so I'll tuck this file away in hopes for windows next year!

Thanks for sharing!!

Mandy said...

This is perfect! Thanks!

Mrs. Garrant said...

Thanks so much for the freebie. I can't wait to use it this week!

Sylvia Parker said...

Thank you! Now let's just hope for plenty of sunshine.

kkaberle said...

Thank you for the great freebie! I will be using this and the science log this week! You're the best!!!

KinderWurm said...

Thanks for always making our job a little easier! My kiddos will love this. Our plant unit starts on Earth Day! Fran you are the best, wished I lived in California.

bjudge said...

You have never produced anything that I don't absolutely love!!! Is that a double negative? Thank you for your generosity. It touches my heart that you are so creative, talented and so willing to share. Thank you.
Beth
bjudge2001@yahoo.com

Katie Mense said...

OMG, Fran!!! I seriously JUST made one of these for my class and we used them last week. I was going to offer it on my blog for a freebie-but yours is like a MILLION times cuter!!! Ha!! Soooo, if I ever do post about it-I'm linking back to your WAAAAY cuter one:)
Little Warriors

Fran Kramer said...

I am so happy to help all of you with these little printables. The Greenhouse is precious and I love seeing it in Kinder classrooms. Thank you for such sweet comments and I am going to add more freebies!

Meredith said...

We, your GFS friends, have decided to put this adorable greenhouse on a planted bean in a plastic cup. Stop by next week and see it growing. Love this!!

Fran Kramer said...

I cannot wait to see what my BFF's at GFS have done. I loved seeing my peeps and this time I need to bring you something special! Hummmmm...

Jan said...

What a great little greenhouse- just love it! The only window in my classroom is a very small one on the door- sure wish I could "plant" them in windows. Thanks for sharing:-)

CocoS said...

Thanks! I bought greenhouses fro Lakeshore and am short 2. Your greenhouse will be perfect! Thanks again!

thewieseracademy said...

Thank you so much! This whole "bean-team-set"you made is wonderful!

Jenann said...

This is perfect! I love the idea and your observation log is exactly what I was looking for!!! Thanks for sharing!

Nathalie said...

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR! Thank you for sharing. I am going to have my kids make a green house tomorrow :)

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edwardscb said...

I have done this for years, but your little house is so fun for the kids! You have awesome ideas. Thank you for sharing!

The Big Apple Teacher said...

I used these today and got a ton of compliments! Just posted about them on my blog, and of course, gave you credit for being so fabulous!!!

Come by and see!

Meredith
The Big Apple Teacher

Diana Gonzalez-Gatherer said...

This is very cool. I teach students with autism so anything visual is great. Thank you so much.

Ashley Reed said...

I found the link on Pinterest. This is fabulous! I'm a new follower!! :)

Sylvia Berryman said...

Hi Fran, thank you for the greenhouse. My students are going to be so excited when I hand them out tomorrow. We began the germination process today but now their lima beans will have a "home".

Unknown said...

I am so excited to do these with my class. It will be a great addition to our science kit.