Here’s some great ideas for how to teach your kids about the moon! These moon activities for kids will help them discover fun facts at any age.
Kids books about the moon
One of my favorite ways to teach about new concepts is through books. There’s just no substitute for it!
Here’s some great kids books about the moon that can help your kids learn (all of these books are linked on Amazon in this simple handy list right here)
*PRO TIP: Look these up at your local library online and see if they’re available. This saves us SO much money, and then when we really love a book that we’ve borrowed from the library, we look at purchasing it for our own library. Some of these books might even have online resources (like through Hoopla) that you can access from your library card online.
STEM activities about the moon
Looking for a simple experiment that uses household ingredients? These fizzing moon rocks from Little Bins for Little Hands are so fun:
Love this simple but effective activity to teach kids about how the moon gets craters (full activity on Gift of Curiosity here)
Got an empty salt container? Try this DIY moon phase viewer (tutorial from What do we do all day)
This moon craft looks really simple and cute! I am going to be trying this one with my kids (tutorial from A Dab of Glue will Do)
This crater counting activity is a fun way to teach 1:1 correspondence and to have hands on fun. See the full activity at Pre-K Pages
How cute is this (free) math activity? I love the printable addition mats and planets from Liz’s Early Learning Spot
And we really enjoyed doing an Oreo activity about the moon phases the other day!
M is for Moon activities
For the little ones who are still learning their alphabet and looking for something to color, this free printable worksheet is cute! Click here to access it for free.
Another cute way to get kids to remember “M is for moon” is with this cute craft idea from Crayons and Cravings
I hope that this gives you many good ideas to help get your kids excited about studying the moon!
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