Papa planted a few varieties of dried beans. We weren't sure how well they would do, so it was fun to see how many had grown and dried out. M2 and M3 were very excited to help me shell the beans. I was surprised that they stuck with it until we had finished the job. M2 took quality control seriously and sent any under-developed beans to the compost bin.
Eventually even M.G. came out and helped for a while. It added to the fun when occasionally one of us would pop open a shell and send beans flying all over the kitchen!