We named and talked about the different fruits and vegetables, and wondered if they looked the same inside. We then opened them up - the children loved scooping out the seeds and then chopping the fruit and vegetables up! Lots of opportunity to develop language and KUW.
Start with one "magic" bean taped to the bottom along with an invitation to draw what it would become. Lovely! Reading Jack in the Beanstalk together would be a nice rainy day addition to this project.
Jack and the Beanstalk Activity: Build a Castle in the Clouds