We love space activities and the moon is a great one because it is something you can always study no matter the time of the year.
We recently did the Moon set of the Sequencing activities and loved those. We thought we would do another moon activity with this Phases of the Moon Wreath.
This is a great addition to the many space activities that we have done over the years.
We use the sequencing cards and The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons. We just love her information books.
Both are a great way to kids to see and learn more about the moon.
One thing I love about wreaths is that you can be creative and no wreath is ever going to look the same. No two kids will paint the same way or cut the moons out the same way. This can be as creative as they want it to be.
What you need for this activity:
- paper plate
- black construction paper
- white cardstock
- glue stick
- black yarn
- 1 1/2 inches circle punch
- watercolor paper with circle drawn on it
- hole punch
How to Make the Phases Of the Moon Wreath
The first thing we did was use the watercolor black and paint our paper plate. Make sure the paper plate you are using is paper like for the watercolors to work well. We also used watercolors because it dries so much faster than paint.
We painted out Earth. We picked a green and a blue to paint it with. It was fun to see how we each painted out Earths.
Then we started making our moons. We used the circle punch to punch out 8 white circles and 5 black circles. You can have older kids to this or have it ready for younger kids.
We placed our white circles and made a circle shape. We used cardstock for the moons so it would be stiffer and easier to work with. Then we cut up for the black circles to make the different moons. We used a full black for the new moon. Then we did two with a small sliver off to make the gibbous and crescent moons. And last we cut one in half to make the quarter moons.
We checked to make sure the wreath and earth were dry and then we hole puncher to punch 6 holes on our planets and paper plates.
We took the yarn and started to lace our earth in the center of the paper plate. We taped the yarn to the back of the paper plate to make it so the yarn would not come out while we were lacing. We worked on made sure the Earth stayed in the center while we did the lacing.
the last thing we did was take our moons and glue them on the paper plate around the earth.
Here is a look at our final product.
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