I love, love, loved the idea but knew immediately that I did not want to give M and M a giant sucker. I was also pretty sure that we didn’t want to give 5 kids under 7 that much sugar all at once. (As that wouldn’t make a very fun sleepover for us adults.) Hubs and I put our heads together and came up with a super fun, sugar free version of this special magic treat!
I “found” this bag of magic beans in the art box… the kids passed it around and examined its contents.
Following the directions we immediately ran outside and found a place to dig.
All 5 kids took turns digging the hole.
In went the beans.
Then we waited….
(Hubs ducked out and quickly “planted” the bean stalk.)
YEAH!!! What a fun magic treat!
Even Little J enjoyed the magic.
p.s. Little M dug up a jelly bean and ate it. (I know gross!) The girls became convinced that there was a magic beanstalk growing inside of her. They cared for her for hours, of course they also gave her a lot of water. Hmmmm.
p.s.s. If you are reading this thinking that a cup full of ice cream isn’t much less sugar than a giant sucker… you are right. My sister bought the ice cream, told the kids about it and then took off to Hawaii… whatever! 😉
This post is a part of the SLEEP OVER lesson plan.