I had an older Weekly Reader from one of my own boys about plants growing. So we also talked about the parts of a flower, that the stem is like a straw, that we need a root system, the sequence of a plant and so on.
File Folder Game
We started these today. Pretty much open-ended. This type of thing needs to be left out for a few days so they can go back to it and sew in small doses. I had purchased some burlap-like material but found that my kiddos still needed the stiffer material until I can get enough embroidery rings for them all. So, plastic canvas in the meantime. I have the "real" yarn needles...not the plastic ones and they work so much better!