labels below (century gothic font) and laminated them. I then took seeds that I had saved and placed them in small vials with the same matching labels. How I was able to place an example of the seed next to its label on the card was simple. I just used some clear tape, taped the seeds down and ironed around the edges of the tape to seal it to the laminated card. I was so pleased with this material. The vials are labled as well so the children are not only object matching but they are scanning to see if the names match as well. I taped the lables to the vials. I bought the small glass vials from sunburst bottle company. I love this company, I use them alot. You should check them out.
Here are some links to other seed activities that you might enjoy:
- SEED PUZZLE
- Check out the Montessori Place for more ideas about planting seeds. The Pictures speak for themselves.
- Check out Absorbent Minds Montessori for seed to plant stamps. In the past I've made based on these stamps.
A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston (author) and Sylvia Long (illustrator)
Parts of a SEED 3 part cards:
Soak Lima beans overnight - make sure that you have one for each child as well as a paper towel for each child. In a group, hand out the paper towels to each child. Pass out the seeds and allow the children to comment on what they see. Show the children how to remove the seed coat. Next, open the two parts of the Lima bean. "This is two parts of the cotyledon which is the food for the plant." Now look more closely to find the embryo which is the undeveloped plant inside the seed. Explain to the children that the baby plant or embryo could have grown into a large plant. Encourage the children to examine the seed parts while completing the three part cards and book.