Mini space unit

I mentioned in my Tot School Curriculum post that I am planning on increasing the quantity of science based works that I present for my son. As part of my research for age appropriate science activities for two year olds, I actually realised something – I actually do provide science activities for my toddler! Units like this, with a space theme, actually incorporates simple works that I can use to introduce my two year old [Mr. Toddler] to scientific concepts – like gravity, space, zoology, etc. 

Not every aspect of science has to be an experiment, right? I mean, those sure are fun, but it has taken me a little while to realise that I don’t need to do 10 experiments a week with my two year old to get some science into our school week! 

This particular unit happened spur of the moment. I got some inspiration from some pom poms, made a few printables very quickly, and got busy! These are hands on and pretty basic works that Mr Toddler absolutely adored! I kept some of these out for about a week and a half, even after introducing new trays, he still asked to do these trays during play time! 

Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool


Art

A simple coloring page, that I presented with crayons, colored pencils, some glue (not pictured) and some confetti stars. 
Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool
Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool
Moon printable source

Fine Motor 

This is also a fantastic one to one correspondence work, and a spooning work. The fine motor practice comes in because it is a bit challenging to remove the pom poms from the ice cube mold. 
Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool

Language: beginning sounds space cards

Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool

Math

Earths and Moons sorting

Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool

Star matching

Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool

Earths size sorting

Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool

Practical life

Sweeping ‘space’ {or space colored pom poms}

Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool

Pouring stars {pasta} through a funnel

Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool

Spooning ‘space’ 

Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool

Scientific concept: gravity


I simply took a bouncy ball with a globe on it, and let Mr Toddler throw it around! I didn’t use any specific terminology, but we got to explore that objects fall. And it was fun. A lot and a lot of fun!

Science activities for toddlers: Mini space unit by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori #totschool

Free printables

Mini space unit English
Size sorting English
Mini space unit Russian
Size sorting Russian

For more toddler activities, please be sure to visit my toddler activities page! For even more inspiration, be sure to checkout my tot school pinterest board. 

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Today, I am linking up at: The Mommy Club, Learning Printables hosted by Every Star is Different and Montessori NatureThe Sunday Showcase, Jolanthe at Homeschool creationsMontessori MondaysThe Weekly Kids CoopThe Pinning Party, the Tot school Gathering Place hosted by Carisa at 1+1+1=1 and Show and Share Saturday!

Thank you for stopping by!
Yuliya

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