Kindergarten Moon Unit Study
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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.
We made the phases of the moon with oreos like 123 Homeschool 4 Me when JZ went through My Father's World Kindergarten.
We played a gross motor game to learn the phases of the moon.
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.
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!
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?
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!
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.