Oh my goodness. To say that we LOVED Moon week is an understatement. We went crazy for the Moon this week and learned SO much.
To start our Moon week we made Space Play dough. I had made my “go to” play dough recipe and then as a class we turned it into space dough. They had to add the stars, the sun, the moon, and the Earth. It was a really fun time. We practiced making our moons orbit the Earth and the Earth orbiting the sun as well!
We also completed a Science experiment to find out more about craters and asteroids.
First I got a very large round tray. We added flour to it and then took turns making the moon have valleys and mountains.
Then we made different sized asteroids and experimented with how size and distance effects the moon’s surface. As you can see, I laid out a fabric drop to contain the mess!!
It was so neat to observe the craters formed on our Moon’s surface!
To say my class loved this is doesn’t even come close to how we felt about it!!
Then we had an edible activity! We made edible phases of the Moon!! I loved how my class used their vocabulary words during this activity and how engaged they were. (I mean, Oreos make everything better, right?!?)
Moon Week was a HUGE hit!! I hope you can use some of these activities in your classroom!!