Home » Blog » Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon

Objective:
Creating interactive ways to explore Earth while learning about our Moon
Skill Development:  Science
Minimum Age:  Preschool
Messiness:  Medium

www.How2play.Today

How 2 Play works closely with other businesses and is associated with some affiliate programs.  This means that if you purchase items through the links I provide, it helps me to maintain this website. You don't pay extra and it allows me to provide you lessons for free. 

Materials

  • Oreo Cookies - 8 of them (more if you want to snack on them)
Books to Read

*Reading enhancing the learning environment

Earth’s Moon:

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!


 

Phases of the Moon: 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!

Setup:

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.


 

Phases:

Going Clockwise:

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.


 

Share your Projects:

Check out more of our Art ideas here and don't forget to tag us on social when you try these out #how2playtoday

Check out our Instagram page and stories for more ideas of How 2 Play Today with your children.

www.How2play.Today

Follow:
Share:

Instagram