Little Bean

Welcome to Taartrovers at Home! Today, we will watch a film about a little girl who loves to sing, bright colours and little green plants. And afterward, you are going to grow your very own little plant!

Good to know
The film lasts 10 minutes and is suitable for kids aged 3 and up.

Watch Little Bean

Are you sitting comfortably? Let’s watch.

Little Bean, Chaïtane Conversat, No dialogue, France, 2015. Original titel: La Petite Pousse

Grow your own little bean

All you need is:

– a small bean, like a fresh or dried chickpea, a haricot bean,
– a glass jar without the lid, or a lemonade glass,
– a wad of cotton wool,
– a little bit of water every day, and a lot of patience.

Put a wad of cotton wool, or a piece of toilet paper in your glass jar. Wet the wad of cotton wool, this will be your bean’s little house. If you like, you can decorate the glass house on the outside with coloured paper, chalk marker or paint

Think up a name for your little bean, like your mum and dad did before you were born. Carefully put your bean in its house, push it down gently to the side of the glass jar, so you can see it from the outside.

Sing your bean a song or tell it something nice, so it can grow a little every day, although you may not see it in the first few days. It is growing, just on the inside, where you can’t see it just yet. Your little bean loves a moist bed, so make sure you wet it every day. Beans also like warmth and light, so find your bean a nice spot in the windowsill.

How big will your bean grow? A giant bean? So high you can’t see the top? Maybe even bigger than you? Better keep a close eye on it!

Share what happens

Do you want to see how other beans grow or share your own bean-pics with us? Share your pictures with us via Instagram or Facebook using #TaartroversThuis.