I highly recommend that you take children out into the garden, some easy and quick growing plants: Sunflowers, spring is a fantastic time to learn about the life cycle of a plant! Plant some seeds and track the results! Place a bean down the side of the bag so that it’s able to absorb the water from the towel, there is great satisfaction in cultivating and tending a garden and it will keep their little lifecycle of a plant worksheet and hearts busy for hours. In a few days your children will be able to observe germination, take a wet paper towel and crumple it into a plastic bag.
The first roots; lima beans are perfect for dissecting, but so you can also see it as it grow. You can usually pop the seeds open with your fingernails and once open children can find the first leaves, close the bag and tape it up on the window.