29 Moon Crafts and Activities for Kids

There are so many ways to learn about the moon, from the scientific to the sensory, children of any age can make a start in learning about the moon!

I’ve gathered together 29 of my favourite moon activities, categorised by science activities, art and crafts, and sensory activities.

29 moon crafts and activities for kids

29 Fun and Engaging Moon Crafts and Ways to Learn about the Moon

Here’s a list of over 20 fun and hands on ways to learn about the moon, from moon phases, to craters, simple moon crafts to moon coloring pages.

Click the link alongside each picture for more information about that craft project or kids activity.

Moon Activities for Kids. Moon Craft, Moon themed Science Lessons, Moon Sensory Play and more

Play and learn all about the moon with these fun and educational Moon Crafts and Activities for Kids

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!

phases of the moon experiment

Try this Phases of the moon experiment from We Made That


Make a Moon phase viewer with instructions from What Do We Do All Day

phases of the moon puzzle

Phases of the moon puzzle from What Do We Do All Day


Moon themed Art & Crafts

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.

IMG_1672-1024x683Moon Craft from “N is for Night Sky” from Fantastic Fun and Learning


Moon Painting from Mama Papa Bubba

phases of the moon mobile

Phases of the moon mobile from Creative Family Fun


Puffy paint moon from No Time for Flashcards

Moon Themed Sensory Activities

Sensory activities offer so much fun for your little outer space explorer! Kids can learn and play in a hands on way, exploring textures and all five of their senses.


Space in a bowl from Building Blocks and Acorns


Make your own moon sand from Kids Activities Blog


Messy play with moon dough here at In The Playroom

playing with small world sensory moon

Lunar landscape sensory small world from The Imagination Tree


Books about the Moon

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.


Do You Speak English Moon by Francesca Simon 

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13 thoughts on “29 Moon Crafts and Activities for Kids”

  1. Great post! I love looking up into the night sky (I even caught sight of the ISS a couple of months ago) and I think children should learn all about what’s out there too πŸ™‚

  2. The lunar landscape looks amazing! Will have to give it a go x
    Thanks for sharing these, I can see we will be having lots of fun learning about the moon πŸ™‚ x

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