Phases Of The Moon Activity! If you've been looking for phases of the moon activity ideas and phases of the moon facts explained simply; all put together as an easy, accessible way to teach astronomy and space for kids, you're in the right spot!
Continuing on from my video and blog post Night activities for kids: a new moon, and a firefly jar craft today I'm sharing information about phases of the moon from the new moon to the full moon, how to take a picture of the moon using just your iPhone and a tutorial on how to make your own phases of the moon journal.
Resources referred to in the video are:
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Learning about phases of the moon
- Moongiant - localized information for each lunar cycle
- NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - activity for learning about phases of the moon
- NASA's website for Earth's moon - www.moon.nasa.gov
- There are a lot of great resources around International Observe the Moon Night (want to take part? It's on September 26th). In particular the downloadable PDF Guide to observing the moon is full of activity ideas and information.
- Moon! Earth's Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty
- The Big Book of Nature Activities by Drew Monkman and Jacob Rodenburg
Moon journal materials
- Manila file folder
- Scrapbook paper or other covering for the file folder
- Two brown paper lunch or snack bags
- Masking or other tape to strengthen spine of journal
- Craft glue
- Two hair ties
- Paint brush or sponge brush
- Black gesso
- Black and white acrylic paint
- Something round to use for your moon shape and a silver Sharpie or similar permanent marker or paint pen
- Make up sponge
- Spare scrapbook paper to make masks
- Painter's or washi tape
This moon journal was constructed using the same method as my Spring Journal (see Nature Journaling for Kids video for a journal walk-through). This is turn was based on Cat Hand's MMM Snack Bag Book.