To go with our study of plants and seeds I put out a seed matching activity that I made a LONG time ago when I previously taught in a Montessori preschool classroom. To make this work I bought 2 identical packages of several types of seeds. I used these to make 3-part cards with the seed packet and corresponding seeds. I cannot remember the type of laminator I used for this. The one I use at my current school I know would not accommodate seeds going through it. An alternative would be using a teeny tiny ziploc baggie (like the ones used for jewelry and found in a craft store) to hold the seeds. I would tape the top shut and then tape it to the card with clear packing tape.
Below you can see the cards in the adorable little vegetable basket that I scored at a Salvation Army store this weekend. I think the basket was about 79 cents. Perfect for a Montessori teacher looking for a cute place to store her vegetable cards.
Here you can see the "lettuce" cards. The large cards are on the bottom of the basket with the "seed packet" and "seed" cards on top.
To do this work the child lays out the large cards then matches the seed packet and seed cards to it as shown below.