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.
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.
Eclipse Recording Sheet: Lunar or Solar is an easy way to record what you see during a lunar or solar elipse.
Going to the Moon Easy Reader Book is a fun book about the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Planet & Moon theme Counting Mats are a great way to work on counting from 1 to 10 with playdough mat and ten frame.
You will have fun with numbers using the Crescent Moon Dot the Number & Counting printables. They have numbers 0 to 20.
Get kids moving with the Moon Landing Gross motor Dice. It is a fun way to retell the landing with gross motor.
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.
Teaching Kids about Apollo 11 by Kids World Citizen
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.
Kinetic Sand Space Moon Walking Sensory Bin is a great sensory bin with a moon landing theme.
Process Art: Watercolor Moon is a great moon project for kids to do. Plus fun to see how it turns out.
Watercolor & Oil Pastel Night Sky is a fun night sky painting activity.
You can make a fun 3D Model of the Phases of the Moon. A fun way to see way the moon moves around the Earth.
Check out these other moon and lunar eclipse ideas:
Moon Activities for Hands on Space Science by Royal Baloo
How to Draw an Astronaut with an Algorithm by JDaniel4’s Mom
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
Children’s Books About the Moon by Growing Book by Book is full of books about the moon and going to the moon.
Moon Landing Books for Kids: Celebrate 50 Years bye All Done Monkey
Space: Science Books & Resources Craft Moms Share
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