Creating interactive ways to explore Earth while learning about our Moon
Skill Development: Science
Minimum Age: Preschool
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- Oreo Cookies - 8 of them (more if you want to snack on them)
Books to Read
*Reading enhancing the learning environment
As the moon orbits the Earth, different amounts of light are reflected off the surface of the moon. A fun way to teach the phases of the moon is the hands-on activity. Being able to snack on the activity is a bonus!
An adult could set this up or allow children to help in the prepping. Using Oreo cookies (we used gluten free kind), remove one side of the cookie. Using a spoon, or even the removed side, scrap off amounts of the filling to match the different phases of the moon.
New Moon ~ Waxing Crescent ~ First Quarter ~ Waxing Gibbous ~ Full Moon ~ Waning Gibbous ~ Third Quarter ~ Waning Crescent ~ and back to New Moon
While I created this activity for Elementary children as a fun learning activity, younger children can benefit from the play time as well.
- Gather Round Homeschool Outer Space Unit
- The Faces, Err Phases, of the Moon – Astronomy Book for Kids
- Pastabilities also makes an Organic Mac'n Cheese Space themed!
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