We also planted a french bean seed to watch grow and record its growth in a diary (which will go into the lapbook inshallah).
Instructions for growing a bean can be found inshallah HERE!
I made the Bean Diary by folding story paper (half lined and half plain paper) vertically down the centre and cutting to the right size (top and bottom) before stapling together with a cover. For home work the kids all need to make their own diary cover before next week inshallah.
I would have printed a diary but my printer is broken at the moment! If you go onto Sparklebox they have a bean diary, a Sunflower diary and a cress diary you can just print and fill in.......but I do think it is kind of nice to make your own with your own cover.....makes it more individual :) (or am I just saying that because my printer is currently down?).
I'll add elements to the lapbook as I produce them inshallah and at the end try to combine them into one file.
In the mean time, the front cover can be downloaded inshallah HERE! ......note: this cover is to be cut out around the boxes and stuck down to make a collarge cover...I haven't designed the layout to leave it as it is on the print out. Decorate as you wish.....add dried flowers, pressed flowers, leaves, cut outs, punch outs, draw a picture......whatever you like!