Moon Phases are a wonderful thing to learn. I don’t ever remember being taught about the different phases of the moon. I remember learning about Neil Armstrong and how cool it must have been to walk on the moon. I wasn’t alive when that incredible moment took place, but I can only imagine after reading through all the stories and seeing all of the pictures how miraculous that moment in time must have been. I hope my children got as much out of reading Neil Armstrong’s biography as I did.
I recommend all of theWho Was Series books by Roberta Edwards they are great books. Now let’s get to the really fun part and that’s learning the Moon Phases.
Learning the Phases of the Moon
Phases of the Moon Hands on Learning
It’s incredible all that we can learn about the moon. I never even realized they have a page in the newspaper that charts the 28 day cycle of the moon phases as well as when the moon rises and sets.
We explored part of God’s day 4 of creation. Learning about the Sun, Moon, and Stars.
This moon craft is super easy. Start by tracing a circle onto your paper, add a little flour to white paint, paint the moon, take a water bottle in a circular motion add more texture. then allow it to dry. When it’s dry draw stars or add star stickers to your picture.
The older boys drew their own stars with a white colored pencil.
Little B added star stickers to his moon picture.
Moon paintings were the perfect way for us to end this moon unit.
If you are interested in a few other moon books that we enjoyed: