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Moon for Kids Hands on Unit

Kids of all ages are fascinated by the moon. Learn about the moon with our hands-on Moon for kids lesson for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students. We will use moon printables, moon worksheets, moon activities, Oreo moon phases for kids, moon craters project, and more to make learning about the Earth’s moon in our fascinating solar system FUN and engaging!

Kids of all ages are fascinated by the moon. Learn about the moon with our hands-on Moon for kids lesson for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students. We will use moon printables, moon worksheets, moon activities, Oreo moon phases for kids, moon craters project, and more to make learning about the Earth's moon in our fascinating solar system FUN and engaging!

Moon for Kids

Did you know there are more than 100 moons in our solar system? A moon is a satellite of a planet; it orbits a planet. But none are more interesting than the moon we can see from our own planet Earth. In this moon for kids lesson we will explore the beautiful celestial ball that lights up our night sky, led humans to board space shuttles to land on and explore the moon, moon phases for kids, and so much more!

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love trying these fun moon activities for kids from preschoolers and kindergartners to grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students!

 

Moon phases for kids

Have you noticed that the moon seems to change shape in the sky throughout the month? It doesn’t actually change shape, but rather the amount of the moon we can see being lit up by reflecting the sun does. Every 28 days.
Oreo Moon Phases to help kids learn about moon phases with free printable worksheet and moon phases mini book
We started out by exploring the Phases of the Moon for Kids with this free printable Moon Phases for kids mini book.
Then we did this fun, hands-on project making Oreo Moon Phases (includes free printable to put our Oreo’s on).  This had to be my kids favorite activity.
moon phases worksheets for kids

Learn about the moon

Finally the kids recalled what they’d learned by labeling the moon phases on these free printable solar system worksheets.
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Moon information for kids

We learned about what life is like for the astronauts on the International Space Station and even age some space food. Then we saw and listened to some history as it unfolded:
Make your own telescope science project for kids

DIY Telescope Science Project

Kids will be amazed with this fun science project where kids will get to make their very own telescope.  You will need 2 magnifying glasses with one stronger than the other, cardstock/cardboard, and duct tape.
Simple to make - DIY Telescope
Using duct tape carefully attach the stronger magnifying lens to a rounded piece of cardboard.  Then hold the weaker lens in front of the stronger one and move back and forth until you can see clearly. Measure the distance. Now attach the weaker lens at the same distance to finish telescope.

50 Moon Crafts and Moon Activiteis for kids - best moon projects from around the web

Looking for more fun, engaging, creative, and memorable moon projects for kids? You will love this 50 Moon Crafts & Activities for Kids collection with the best ideas from the whole internet!

solar-system-unit-about-the-sun-for-kids Moon Unit for Kids Hands-on activity to learn about constellations using pipe cleaners, beads, and constellation flashcards for an engaging STEM activity! Use to teach preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and more about stars, solar system, astronomy or as a fun, educational science activity

Solar System Activities

Looking for more fun, hands on science activities to teach kids about astronomy or to round out your solar system for kids unit. You will love these hands on solar system activities and lessons:

Kids will have fun learning about our solar system with these free printable Solar System Worksheets for kids.  You’ll find solar system vocabulary, planets, sun, stars, moon phases, and so much more! These free worksheets are great for Kindergarteners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students. Kids will have loads of fun learning about different star formations and their names with this easy-to-make Constellations Cootie Catcher. This is the perfect addition to your solar system for kids unit with preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students FREE Moon Phases Mini Book

Free Solar System Printables

Plus, don’t forget to add these free solar system worksheets and printables to your lesson plan:

19 Edible Science Projects - so many fun educational kids activities to learn about science while having fun! They are all taste safe!!! #kidsactivities #preschool #kindergarten How to Grow Crystals Science Experiment Exploding Watermelon Science

Science FUN For Kids

3000+ FREE First Grade Worksheets - kids will have fun learning and practicing 1st grade math, english, alphabet letters, sight words, cvc words, addition, subtraction, blends, digraphs, place value, rhyming, place value, history worksheets, science, worksheets and mroe with these free educational printables for grade 1. Perfect for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers #grade1 #1stgrade #firstgrade #firstgradeworksheets #homeschoolingforfree 100 Books for 1st Graders to Read on their own (arranged by reading level) - includes FREE printable book list to print and take to the library and use as book mark. lots of great choices of printable and books!!! Perfect for summer reading and year round first grade book list! #1stgrade #firstgrade #booklists Help kids learn about what is under their skin with this fun, interactive, and hands on human body project for kids from toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. This can be a simple life size human body project or use our free printable templates to add bones of the body, organ templates, and more. This engaging science project is EASY and LOW PREP too. 

Free Homeschool Worksheets

Looking for more fun, hands on  worksheets, games and activities to make learning fun – you will love these resources!

FREE Telling Time Puzzles - super cute math game to help kindergarten and first grade students learn to tell time with a clock game for kids! #mathgames #kindergarten #kindergartenmath #1stgrade #grade1math Turn practicing addition into a fun activity as children get to become detectives with these free printable Addition Crack the Code Worksheets. These are perfect for kindergarten and first grade students working on addition within 20.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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