24 Moon Crafts & Activities for Kids

Did you know there's a holiday to celebrate the moon? Really!

National Moon Day is celebrated every year on July 20th. The holiday commemorates the day the first man walked on the moon - July 20, 1969. Celebrate this significant period in American history with some of these fun Moon Day Crafts and Activities for Kids.
24 Moon Day crafts for kids and kids activities perfect for celebrating  moon day on July 20th, for a solar system unit, studying astronomy, homeschooling science, summer learning,and so much more. LOTS OF GREAT IDEAS perfect for preschool, prek, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and 5th grade students.


Neil Armstrong took that momentous 'first step' as part of the Apollo Space program under President John F. Kennedy. The shuttle, Apollo 11, launched into space on July 16, 1969, and landed on the moon on July 20th, when Armstrong took his first step, proclaiming "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."


Have fun learning about the moon with these Moon Activities or make a few moon treats! Have fun celebrating!


Moon Day

Celebrate Moon Day on July 20th with these fun moon activities and crafts for kids:
moon kids activities
  1. Moon Unit Study from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  2. Smashing ABC Moon Rocks from Stir the Wonder
  3. Button Moon Collage from Adventure in a Box
  4. Moon Phases Game from Nerdy Mamma
  5. Puffy Paint Moon & Stars from Clare's Little Tots
  6. Design a Moon Rover from Adventures in Mommydom
  7. Moon with Craters Kid's Craft from JDaniel4's Mom
  8. Oreo Moon Phase Match from Simple Learning
  9. Moon Math Game from Stir the Wonder
  10. Aluminum Foil Moon from Mommy's Bundle
  11. Moon Science from Preschool Powol Packets
  12. Space Binoculars with Curious George from Red Ted Art
moon crafts for kids

  1. Moon Craft Mobile for Kids from Fantastic Fun & Learning
  2. Cardboard Spaceship Climbing Toy from Pink Stripey Socks
  3. Moon Journal from Buggy and Buddy
  4. Moon Phases Mini Book from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  5. Moon Dust Writing Tray from Stir the Wonder
  6. Rocket to the Moon Sight Word Activity from Growing Book by Book
  7. M is for Moon from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  8. Moon Craft from Fantastic Fun & Learning
  9. Phases of the Moon Mobile from Creative Family Fun
  10. I Love You to the Moon & Back Ornament from Emma Owl
  11. Homemade Moon Sand from Powerful Mothering
  12. Mosaic Moon Craft from In the Playroom
moon snacks for kids

Moon Snacks & Treats

What's a celebration without a fun treat! Try one of these snacks or treats when planning your moon celebration:
  1. Eat the Moon Space Snack from Things to Share & Remember
  2. Caramel Mocha Moon Cookies from The Monday Box
  3. Astronaut Snack from Parenting Chaos
  4. Moon Balls from Meaningful Mama
  5. The Moon & Stars Afternoon Tea from One Perfect Day

Moon Books for Kids

If you want to learn more about the moon or Neil Armstrong, check out a few of these books:
FREE Solar System Unit

Have another idea for learning about the moon? Leave me a comment and tell me about it!




Tonia is a homeschooling mom to one daughter, married to her high school sweetheart, and owner of one crazy beagle. She blogs at The Sunny Patch about the life & adventures of a homeschooling family. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, TwitterGoogle+, and Instagram.





Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.