B was learning about phases of the moon, so to help him better understand I decided to try some Phases of the Moon activities. Included here, there is a hand-son activity which involves Oreo biscuits as well as a few different printable packs.
To make our Phases of the Moon Oreo activity, first the boys helped me pull them apart. We them used a butter knife to move the cream to the place we wanted it.
They each took turns at labelling the phases of the moon. They took turns drawing the cards out of a bowl and placed them in the correct position. We did this for both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, concentrating more on the Southern as that is what we see.
Note: The above picture is the phases of the moon as seen in the Northern Hemisphere. I forgot to take a picture of the phases of the moon as seen in the Southern Hemisphere.
Other Space and Solar System ideas
- Sugar Cookie Solar System
- Phases of the Moon Flip Book
- Galaxy Shirt
- Swirly-Whirly Planets
- Watercolour Solar System
- Space Cards
- Space Activity Pack
- Space Explorers Activities
- Solar Eclipse Printables
- Printable Constellation Book
- Constellation Cards
Then we completed these worksheets that I made. Included in this printable pack are the labels we used with our Oreo activity. I cut out these labels and laminated them before we used them. Also included are posters of the moon phases which you can use to create your Oreo activity or to help your child learn the different phases. There is also a moon observation journal in which kids can look at the moon over the next month and draw what they see.
Click the link to download your free copy of the phases of the moon worksheet!
I have also made up some Phases of the Moon Cards which you can download for free using the link under the picture. The cards are great for vocabulary and revising the order of the phases of the moon.
Click the link to download your free copy of the moon phases cards!
Lastly, we made this fun Phases of the Moon Flip Book. The boys had fun flipping the pages, watching the moon go through its phases.
Click the link to download your free copy of the phases of the moon flip book!