I don’t know why it is, but I’ve had countless 2-4 year olds in my class who are fascinated by space. Whether we’re talking about planets or spaceships or stars, they love it!
While they do not fully grasp the concepts of the planets being in space and that we live on earth, they still enjoy learning the names and order of the planets and which one is ours. I would encourage you to find a poster or props that show all the planets in order.
To help you teach some of the basic realities of space, here are two simple and educational space songs to sing with your youngster who is intrigued by space.
Planets spin around the sun – hold one hand in a fist to represent the sun. Move the other hand in a curricular motion around the sun to symbolize the planets.
We live on earth – point to yourself
Sun is found in the middle – hold the same hand in a fist as with the first verse, but this time point to that hand with your free hand.
It keeps us warm – hugging yourself, rub your shoulders as though trying to warm up.
If you have a poster or props of the planets, point to each planet as you name it.
All the planets out in space – motion broadly toward the sky
Spinning ’round the sun – hold one hand in a fist to represent the sun. Move the other hand in a curricular motion around the sun to symbolize the planets (same as with the first song).
I hope you enjoy these simple space songs for preschoolers. If you’re looking for more unique and easy preschool songs, click here.