Sunday, October 13, 2019


I see the moon
And the moon sees me...

October 13th is a full moon and it's also called a HUNTER'S MOON because it lights up the sky.

From the time children are toddlers, most of them are fascinated with the moon. The moon is FREE and it belongs to EVERYONE! Wouldn’t it be interesting to have children look at the moon every night for a month with their parents and draw a picture of what the moon looks like? What a meaningful way for families to do a little science together.

Facts for kids about the moon:

     The moon goes around the earth.

     The moon has no light, but it reflects the sun’s light.

     The light of sun on the moon creates the different phases of the moon. 

     That’s why it looks different to us throughout the month.

     It’s called a new moon when you can’t see it.

     When the moon gets a little larger at night it’s called waxing.

     A full moon is when it looks like a circle.

     As the moon gets smaller it’s called waning.

     The moon is always up in the sky, but during the day when the sun is bright you can’t see it.

Here’s a neat website where you can get a calendar of the moon’s phases and other learning activities:  


*Let one child pretend to be the earth and stand in the middle of the room. Let another child pretend to be the moon and circle the earth.

*What other things can you see in the sky? Take children outside and let them draw pictures of the things they see.

*Is there really a man in the moon? The moon has craters that make it look like a face.
Give children uncolored play dough and let them make a moon/pancake. Have them make craters in their moon with a pencil eraser or the end of a marker.


Here’s a book from Scholastic with the phases of the moon:

Don’t forget to read two of my favorite books GOOD NIGHT, MOON, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOON.