Learn about all of the moon phases of the lunar cycle, from the new moon, the full moon, the waxing and the waning, with this fun and educational paper plate moon phases craft from Little Bins for Little Hands.
"I love you to the moon" - Make this super sweet moon craft from Red Ted Art featuring a photograph of your child. This will be a beautiful craft to keep for years to come, and it works very well as a card for children to give whether at Valentines day, or Mother's Day.
If your kids are excited about moon phases, you can even make uyour own moon phase shirt with this tutorial from Raegun Ramblings. Perfect to wear to the science fair or science museum!
National Moon Day
When is Moon Day? Moon Day is on July 20th every year to commemorate and honour the anniversary of mankind’s first moon landing.
“That’s one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.”
Neil Armstrong and his Apollo 11 team first landed on the moon 20th July 1969. Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Modular pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on the moon, before Neil Armstrong spent a total of 21 hours on the moon’s surface.
Science activities to learn about the Moon
Try some simple science experiments to learn about the moon, look up into the sky and observe it yourself together with the kids with a moon phase viewer, or visit a space centre, observatory or science museum together.
The moon is a great topic and source of inspiration for your next science project!
Try this Phases of the moon experiment from We Made That
There are so many creative moon projects you can put together with the kids. Have fun painting, sticking, cutting and decorating as you make your own moons – from crescent moon to full moon, or the entire solar system.
With paper plates, glue, even tin foil – get your little students busy making moon crafts.
Whether you want to enjoy a preschool story book about the moon, or an educational fact book about the moon, and an introduction to astronomy there are so many options available for kids of all ages. Here are a couple to get you started.
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