Nature Garden Activities for Kids

Beanstalk Village for Kids

Create a beanstalk village.
Create a beanstalk village.
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Create a beanstalk village for Jack (or Joan or Jim or Judy) with this fun nature garden activity. Your kids will experience the magic of watching their beanstalks grow in a fantasy garden plot complete with little plastic figures!

What You'll Need:

  • Garden spot
  • Three equal-length dowel rods or branches
  • Pole bean seeds
  • Water
  • Plastic villagers or army men

How to Make a Beanstalk Village:

The next time you plant pole beans (the "reach for the stars" vines that crawl way up stakes and fences), set up a tiny village too.

Step 1: Arrange plastic people at the base of the plant and the pole you stake down for it to climb.

Step 2: Before you know it, your fantasy folk will be settled around a gigantic adventure. You'll grow your imagination along with those beans.

Ready to plant some more colorful blooms? Design your own family flag flower bed in the next section of nature garden activities for kids.

For more ideas on nature-related crafts and activities to do with kids, see: