Kids of all ages can have a ton of fun with science! No matter what the teaching style is in your home or classroom, science is always a great addition. If you aren’t incorporating science into your day, now’s the perfect time! I have asked a friend of mine, from Natural Beach Living, to share with us what preschool Montessori science activities look like for young kids!
PRESCHOOL MONTESSORI SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
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I’m sure you’re aware scientific activities help promote a sense of inquiry. They answer Why, What, When, Who and How which are some of the words that come naturally to children from an early age. Today I am here to share all about Montessori Science and how you can include it into your learning.
GETTING TO KNOW MONTESSORI SCIENCE:
The idea is to introduce children to many things and for them to be able to explore the world around them. Science is everywhere and the sooner you can help your kids develop a love for science, the better!
Printed labels and 3 part cards are very important in a Montessori environment. Having visual cards and labels helps build vocabulary and reading skills. If you aren’t a fan of printables you can still enjoy all of these activities in your own way.
SPRING PRESCHOOL MONTESSORI SCIENCE IDEAS
Botany is a big part of the Early Childhood Montessori curriculum. Everything from caring for a plant, cleaning a houseplant, parts of plants and so much more is touched on.
This parts of a flower science craft is a great way to start enhancing their flower knowledge. Children have been exposed to flowers and have learned how they grow.
Coloring flower Science is not only a beautiful activity, it is a wonderful way to learn more about plant science. Children are learning to explore and observe nature.
Click here to grab the ultimate life cycle printables (9 life cycles and over 88 pages of activities).
SUMMER PRESCHOOL MONTESSORI SCIENCE IDEAS
Scientific observations of living and non-living things are awesome to explore. Presenting the opportunity to touch them, classify them, and get to know them is a huge part of Montessori science.
FALL PRESCHOOL MONTESSORI SCIENCE IDEAS
These pumpkin activities are so much fun. You can include practical life activities like setting up this pumpkin cleaning station to super cool STEM with pumpkins. Check it out here and grab all of the pumpkin science printables that you’ll need.
WINTER PRESCHOOL MONTESSORI SCIENCE IDEAS
Animal Habitats is another one of our favorite things to learn about. Whether you are building a beaver den, learning about caves, or exploring the differences between Migration and Hibernation animals are so interesting.
Have you thought about all of the different Animal Body Coverings? You can grab a fabulous free printable pack here that shares several different types of animals and animal coverings. We also share ways to learn about the differences in animals through our Montessori inspired science activities.
Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. Presenting them with simple to set up, Montessori inspired science activities is an amazing way to expand that curiosity!
PRESCHOOL MONTESSORI SCIENCE KIDS WILL ENJOY!
MEET THE AUTHOR
Kimberly has a background in early childhood education. She loves exploring different educational philosophies and learning what works best for each child. Additionally, Kimberly was a former Preschool Teacher turned homeschooling mama. Plus, she loves teaching and hopes to inspire others with sharing hands-on activities and celebrating childhood. See more ideas for natural learning on Natural Beach Living.