20+ Moon Printables & Activities

The moon is such a great theme to learn about. It is a favorite for us. Did you know that there is a lunar eclipse coming soon?

Plus there is always the anniversary of the moon landing in July. I thought it would be fun to have a collection of moon ideas that we can use.

I love that there is so much we can learn about the moon just by watching it.

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I have gathered a few of my post plus posts from other bloggers to help you find great moon activities to do with kids. THey are sorting below by printables and hands-on crafts and activities.

Moon Themed Printables

Phases of the Moon Bookmarks with Journal is a great way to learn the phases of the moon. Plus have a recording sheet to keep track of daily moon observance.

Sequencing Sets for Space Themes: The Planets & The Moon is a great set it has the first moon landing plus a phases of the moon. Both sets are great to have about the moon.

Check out these other moon and lunar eclipse printables:
Eclipse Easy Reader by Royal Baloo.

The Best Moon Activities for Kids – Montessori Inspired Astronomy by Natrual Beach Living.

Moon Cheese and “The Hungry Moon” Printable Placemat by Arts and Crackers

Astronomy for Kids: Moon Journal by Buggy and Buddy

Moon Themed Crafts & Activities

Fun to Make Washi Tape Moon is a great fine motor craft that kids can do with gray colored washi tape. It is simple and easy to prepare and make.

Easy to Make Phases Of the Moon Wreath is a fun way to teach kids the phases while doing a fun craft.

Watercolor Moon: Lunar Eclipse is a watercolor activity for when the moon is fully covered and looks red. It is simple and easy to make.

Check out these other moon and lunar eclipse ideas:

Moon Activities for Hands on Space Science by Royal Baloo

Sun and Moon Crafts- Total Solar Eclipse Painted Paper Plates by JDaniel4’s Mom.

How to Make an Oatmeal Container Pinhole Camera for Eclipses by JDaniel4’s Mom.

7 Lunar Eclipse Activities and Videos for Kids by KC Edventures.

Make a Moon Phase Viewer by What We Do All Day

Moon Phase Activity: DIY Puzzle by What We Do All Day

DIY Puffy Paint Recipe and Moon Art by Rain Day Mum

Moon Phases Learning Craft for Kids by My Home Based Life.

Moon Phases on the Felt Board by Still Playing School.

Puffy Paint Paper Plate Moon Craft by Blissful Domestication.

Take Your Learning to the Moon by Babies to Bookworms.

Phases of the Moon Mobile by Creative Family Fun


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Watercolor Moon: Lunar Eclipse

We are very excited about the Lunar Eclipse that is coming up! In just a few short days it will be here. Space is always a favorite topic for us. We love it.

And it is great to see things happen and not just talk about them. Today I have a very simple watercolor Lunar Eclipse Moon painting. It is a fun way to see how the moon changes during an eclipse.

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We have made moon projects before. We made washi tape moons. It is great if you are looking for other moon projects to do. Plus we have done other similar space projects and had a blast making them.

I love the book The Moon Book. It tells you so much about the moon. I love that it cover phases of the moon, lunar eclipse and even the moons part in a solar eclipse.

We have a copy and love to use it often. My girls do remember the last lunar eclipse that we watched in 2015. It was fun to see moon change. Here is one of the few pictures we took. We had so much fun looking we never thought about pictures during most of it. You can see a video of that one here.

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What you need for this craft

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How we made our painting

We started off by looking at different colors of reds and oranges we wanted to use on the lunar eclipse moon. We used some of the sides of our paper to test them.

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Then we had our colors picked out and painted from dark red to a lighter red or dark orange. The idea was to have a very red looking moon.

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We added some darker areas with black on the moon to show the shadows and craters we see on the moon.

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Then we put some starts on the black glitter cardstock. We used a white oil pastel crayon for this.

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While we were doing the stars on the black paper the watercolor moon was drying. After it was dry we cut out the moon to put it on the background.

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Then we glued the moon on the paper. If your moon starts to curl off the paper you can place something on top of it to prevent that.

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Here is a look at our final Moon: Lunar Eclipse watercolor paintings

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Watercolor Moon: Lunar Eclipse - a great painting project to do with the lunar eclipse - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor Moon: Lunar Eclipse - a great painting project to do with the lunar eclipse - 3Dinosaurs.com

Watercolor Moon: Lunar Eclipse - a great painting project to do with the lunar eclipse - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Multiplication: Multiplies of Clip Cards

I love clip cards and use them often for learning. I wanted to have a set that would make a good learning center for multiplication.

I know that not all kids learn the same way. Each child needs something different. These are great for the hands-on learners that want something different. Plus these are a low prep math center that once you have it made is great to reuse over and over.

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This is a fun set of clip cards. They work on multiplication 2 to 12 and are a fun way to work in an easy math center for those that need extra help or maybe an early finisher that needs something fun to do.

Each of the cards has 8 numbers to clip out of the 14 on the card. It tells the number they are looking for. I printed ours on stardust cardstock and laminated them. Because they are black and white you can use any color cardstock with them.

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How we use the Multiplies of Clip Cards

I set the cards with eight clothespins the cards and a recording sheet. You can see how I set it up for them.

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They clip the cards. This is fun because you have fine motor work and see how much they remember on skip counting or their multiplication facts.

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If you don’t want to clip the cards you can always use something to mark the spot. We used mini erasers for this. It is easy to do and fun.

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After they have the cards clipped or cover they can write out the multiplication problems on the sheet. The sheet has space for 8 spots that they have clipped on the card.

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Multiplies of Clip Cards

11 fun clip cards that kids can use to work on skip counting and multiplication with recording sheets.

Multiplication: Multiplies of Clip Cards - a fun way to work on multiplication and skip counting numbers with clip cards and recording sheets. It works on number 2 to 12 - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in these printables

  • 2 to 12 clip cards
  • Recording sheets for 2 to 12
  • 18 pages
  • Price: $2.50


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