In our home, Oreos and milk have their own beloved food group. We eat these just about every day, and thanks to pinterest, they became the perfect way to teach moon phases! Who knew there was a phase called "Gibbous"? I sure didn't!
We started charting the moon each night beginning at New Moon. It only lasted for like 2 weeks, but it was so exciting!
bouncy balls for a quarter.
On Full Moon & New Moon days we have a PARTY with "Moon Cookies" which include white moon frosting. If there's no time to make frosting, we just spray some whipped cream in our hands! Turning off the lights and sitting as a family in the middle of white twinkling Christmas lights seems a bit cult-ish but SO MUCH FUN!
For this project you need 9 stoyofoam balls, black and yellow paint, paint tape, a Dollar Store black foam board, and hot glue gun.
Check out the Full Moon! Their head becomes the earth.
When the moon is in between the sun and earth, that's a New Moon - which we can't see. The ball to the right is a Crescent Moon.
I don't care if they don't remember the difference between waxing and waning. But hopefully when they are someday off to college away from their mommy, they can look up at the moon and smile with fond memories.
Brayden's preschool teacher last year had this brilliant idea to ask the kids what questions THEY have about any particular topic. She'd write them down and then the class would discover those answers. Thank you Ms. Laura because we have used that idea over and over again. My kids started asking about space and the planets so we just did another crayon resist like this one back here. You just press hard with crayon and then paint with slightly watered down paint.
Apparently Pluto is back on the map as a planet again, and Hailey sure had such a fascination with that little pink planet on her page!