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The Best Moon Activities for Kids – Montessori Inspired Astronomy (Free Printables)

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I have packed this page full of Moon Activities and ideas your kids will love. Exploring the Moon and astronomy are great ideas to add more Science into your themed learning. Whether this is your first time introducing your children to astronomy or your kids can talk about the moon for hours, I bet they’ll love these hands-on activities. From learning the moon phases to crafting moon rocks this Montessori Moon Themed Unit is so much fun. Plus, You can grab a set of free Moon theme printables for your child. Enjoy!

Moon Activities for Kids

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

Moon Activities for Kids ~ Montessori Astronomy

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

 

Phases of the Moon Activities

The ever-changing phases of the moon are so fascinating to explore. Children are always amazed when they get to see the moon up in the sky. They have questions and comments that go on and on. I love it!

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

I hope you enjoy the all of the great hands-on activities and ideas for exploring Montessori Moon Activities.

This week for our M trays we used an Mm handwriting printables to practice our handwriting. I laminated the cards which made it easy for the children to either use dry erase markers on the cards or a pencil with paper.

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For the Scissor practice printable you can use them for cutting strips or as beginner handwriting practice. Have your child follow the dotted line with scissors or a pencil. Bells loves to cut, so this was one of her favorite things to do.

There is also a moon coloring page which we used for Q tip painting.

 

Painting the moon phases. Add a couple Tablespoons of flour to thicken white paint. It makes your painting look textured.

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

This was the set-up I prepared and the children could paint any or all of the moon phases if they wanted.

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

To check out our phases of the moon Oreo activity click here.

 

Make Homemade Moon Rocks

I love how all of my kids took the time to explore rocks outside. We talked about textures and shapes of the rocks and then they made their own. We also had read several wonderful books about the moon.

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

To make Moon Rocks you need:

Air Dry or Self Hardening Clay

Washable Paint

Glitter

Directions:

Have the children make their own rocks out of clay.

Allow the rocks to dry and harden.

Paint the rocks and add your glitter.

Kids Love Thier Own Homemade Moon Rocks 

They could take up to 2 days to dry completely after painting

 

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

The moon rocks came out wonderful.

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

Galaxy Inspired Montessori Salt Tray for letter and handwriting practice. We have been using our sandpaper letters for a while now and they have been great to include in our homeschooling. After demonstrating the letter m in the salt tray, I had Bells trace the m herself. The next step was her practicing her own m. She would say the m sound while she was working. It was so cute!

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

This was an easy tray to put together all you need is Salt and Dark Blue Glitter. Make sure to use a tray or dish with at least 1/2 inch sides so it doesn’t make a mess and the salt stays in the area.

Bobby George Montessori Book Letter Work and Montessori Inspired Astronomy Activities

The Letter book by Bobby and June George is great to include in any alphabet work or just to have for your home library.

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

This has been an absolutely amazing month of moon activities and working on the letter m. Isn’t learning about the moon amazing?

We’ve learned about the Native American names for the monthly Full Moons. Enjoyed many talks about Neil Armstrong and that moment in 1969 when he took that first step on the moon. It’s been an epic experience with the kids. Plus, lot’s of star gazing.

 

Moon Theme Printables for Kids

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

Download Your Free Printables Below:

Phases of the Moon and M is for Moon Printables

 

We have been loving these printables. I decided to Laminate most of them which make them easy to wipe clean and reuse. Dry erase markers are perfect on these sheets too.  You can see The Best Homeschool Essentials Here. These items make my life and homeschooling so much easier.

The moon holds so many mysteries it is fascinating to explore.

 

The Best Books about the Moon

Moon Books Fiction and Non-fiction moon books for kids


More Learning the Phases of the Moon Activities 

The Best Moon Activities, Montessori Inspired Astronomy Unit Study, Phases of the moon, Crafts, A Galaxy Salt Tray, Letter m activities & Free Printables

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