These free printable phases of the moon worksheets include moon phases cards, oreo phases of the moon, colouring pages and more!
Do your kids ever ask you what the moon is made of? Where it goes at night? Or how it can be different shapes? Chances are, if they’ve shown an interest in space, they’ve asked you about the moon. And that’s okay! The moon is a fascinating topic for kids (and adults!) of all ages.
That’s why I am sharing some fun and educational printables that will help kids learn more about the moon. We’ve included printable worksheets, coloring pages, and even a fun oreo phases of the moon worksheet so you can follow the phases of the moon with your child.
These activities are perfect for parents and educators who want to teach children about astronomy. Learning about the moon is a fun way to explore space!
Did you know that the moon goes through different phases? These phases are caused by the earth’s position relative to the sun and moon.
The moon has always been an object of fascination and speculation. For centuries, people have looked to the moon for guidance and as a source of wonder. This blog post provides worksheets and activities for learning about the phases of the moon.
These resources are perfect for parents and educators who want to help students appreciate this natural phenomenon.
★WHAT YOU GET
9 page PDF file including the following:
- 3 Pages of moon phase cards
- 2 Moon tracker worksheets
- Oreo phases of the moon worksheet
- 3 Moon themed colouring pages
★ ★ You can download all 9 pages for FREE at the end of the article. ★ ★
I’ve included 3 sheets of moon phase cards. You can use these cards that show the phases of the moon to teach the names of each phase. You can also have your kids put the moon phases in order.
All the various phases of the moon are included from new moon to waxing gibbous moon and full moon to waning crescent moon and more. It’s a great way to help kids equate the phase of the moon with the different shapes of the moon. They can visually see from the cards that what appears to be half of the moon is actually called a waning quarter.
Use the moon tracker to have kids look at the moon each night and draw what the moon looks like. Creating moon logs with this tracker is a great way to engage kids and get them interested in the night sky! Print out enough for a year and let kids keep them in a binger or paper folder as a moon observation journal!
This free printable worksheet should help kids see that the different phases of the moon move in a pattern as our planet moves around the solar system.
Oreo cookies are perfect for this lesson, it’s a great way to learn about the moon phases. Kids will absolutely love this interactive activity!
You will need:
- An Oreo cookie for each moon phase
- A Popsicle stick or other tool for scraping the frosting
- The free printable sheets including this sheet and the moon phase cards (link below)
You need to separate the Oreo cookies while keeping the frosting intact. The best way is to slowly twist the Oreo apart. Most of the frosting, if not all should be on one side.
Use the moon cards as reference to recreate each phase in cookies and frosting. Yum!
I’ve also included 3 different outer space colouring pages for kids.
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Books for Kids About the Moon
You can also pick up some fun but educational books about the moon to read with your kids to pair with these worksheets and activities! I’ve listed a few books below that I think can make teaching and learning about the moon even more fun and effective.
These books cover topics like attributes and phases of the moon, moon landings, etc…
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca (Preschool to Grade 2)
Simply told, grandly shown, here is the flight of Apollo 11. Here for a new generation of readers and explorers are the steady astronauts, clicking themselves into gloves and helmets, strapping themselves into sideways seats. Here are their great machines in all their detail and monumentality, the ROAR of rockets, and the silence of the Moon. Here is a story of adventure and discovery—a story of leaving and returning during the summer of 1969, and a story of home, seen whole, from far away.
The Moon Seems to Change by Franklyn Branley (Preschool to Grade 3)
This clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom, introduces basic information about the moon.
The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons (Preschool to Grade 3)
Shining light on all kinds of fascinating facts about our moon, this simple, introductory book includes information on how the moon affects the oceans’ tides, why the same side of the moon always faces earth, why we have eclipses, and more. It also includes a map of the moon’s surface!
One Giant Leap by Robert Burleigh & Mike Wimmer (Grades 1 – 3)
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person in history to set foot on the moon. As he did so, he uttered his famous declaration: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But how did he and Buzz Aldrin reach the moon? What was their journey like? In this gorgeously illustrated book, readers join the crew of Apollo 11 as they race into space and reach incredible new heights.
Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin and Leslie Evans (Grades 1 -4)
Why does the Moon seem to change shape from night to night? What’s really going on up there in the sky? Innovative die-cuts and playful poetry introduce the names and shapes of the lunar phases to explain the role light and shadow play in this transformation.
The Moon by Seymour Simon (Grades 2 – 6)
From Apollo 11’s first landing to the mystery of moonquakes and the genesis of craters, this stunning introduction to our nearest neighbor in space describes the moon and its all-important relationship to Earth. Mesmerizing full-color photography and an informative text perfect this exciting and educational journey in space.
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Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!