July 15, 2014

Moon Activities for Kindergarten

Kindergarten Moon Unit Study

18 hands on activities to learn about the moon
moon phases image courtesy of vectorolie at freedigitalphotos.net 

It's safe to say we had a blast studying the moon as part of My Father's World Kindergarten.  We got caught up in the sensory aspect and came up with several recipes for play with a moon theme.  We also learned about the phases of the moon, how we get light from the moon, and the surface of the moon with these hands on activities.  In addition to the moon activities we did, here are several creative moon activities for kids.

18 Activities to Learn about the Moon

Do I even need to tell you how much fun these erupting moon rocks were?  Click through to see how simple they were to make.

How to make eruptions with moon rocks - a new recipe for PLAY.  The rocks are solid and hold their shape until  you add vinegar.  So cool!

We made the phases of the moon with oreos like 123 Homeschool 4 Me when JZ went through My Father's World Kindergarten.

Fantastic Fun and Learning put together an adorable Moon Craft.

Learn the phases of the moon with some gross motor fun!

We love puffy paint, and I'm sure this puffy paint moon craft from No Time for Flashcards was fun to make.

How cool is this DIY moon phase viewer from What Do We Do All Day?

I set up a simple demonstration to learn how the moon gives us light using a flashlight, a mirror, and a dark room.

A cool way to learn how the moon gives us light.  I love hands on science for kids!

I Can Teach My Child shared a fun way to demonstrate why there are craters on the moon.

This night and day sorting activity from Twodaloo would be perfect for younger siblings to do while participating in the moon study.

For some prewriting skills I put together an erupting moon dust sensory tray.  Yep, you read that right.  It erupts.  School work that erupts?  I wish I had this when I was in school!

Mark making in moon dust - a sensory tray for early learning.

I love this model of the moon phases from Eberopolis.

Nurturestore shared a simple paper plate moon craft.

You know we love to create new paint recipes, and what would a moon study be without some moon dust paint?

How to make moon dust paint for an art project that is out of this world!

Here is a free printable phases of the moon connect the dots from Kids Activities Blog.

We made an erupting moon cake to learn about the surface of the moon, the phases of the moon, and as a bonus it's made from wholesome ingredients!

A clean eating cake recipe that ERUPTS!  Make a moon cake with your kids to introduce early maths and learn about the moon.

This galaxy slime from Twodaloo is seriously the most gorgeous slime ever.

There are several great ideas for a moon study in this Montessori inspired moon unit from Living Montessori Now.

Another favorite sensory play recipe from our moon unit was this moon dough recipe for play.

Formable, moldable moon dough play recipe - a sparkly sensory material to go along with a study of the moon!

The best part of our moon study was learning about how God created the moon to reflect light from the sun to give us a light source at night.  In the same way we reflect the light of Jesus when we have Him in our hearts.

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18 hands on ways to learn about the mooon
moon phases image courtesy of vectorolie at freedigitalphotos.net 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I am looking at doing a moon unit for my daughter. Thank you so much for sharing your resources and plans!!!


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