Looking for a fun way for your child to study the moon phases? This moon observation journal makes for a great astrology study for pre-k and up!
For months now, my son has been fascinated with the moon. He points it out every time we see it, and he’s made comments about the different phases. He definitely didn’t understand why, but he was intrigued.
While putting together my massive Space unit, I knew I needed to add a moon observation journal, and I’ve got to say – I’m quite proud of how it turned out!
Even better, I know this study will last the test of time. It wasn’t terribly difficult to put together, but it was a labor of love, for sure. It will be fulfilling to watch my kids reuse it over the years. I hope the same for you as well!
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR SPACE THEME:
- Check out my Space Unit here. (Use code SPACE25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 25 Space Activities for your Preschooler’s Space theme!
- Here’s a list of Space Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Here are 25 Space Crafts for your Preschooler
- Here’s a list of 16 Fun & Delicious Space-Themed Snacks for your Kids
- Here are some fun Space Facts for Kids
- Solar System in Motion Song for Preschoolers
Space Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Planet Suncatchers
- Planet Puppets Printable
- Fizzing Planets
- Moon Rock Exploration (with Printable Worksheet)
- Asteroid Toss Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- I-Spy Space Busy Bag (with Printable)
- Rocket Name Building Activity
- Edible Constellations Activity
- Space Playdough Invitation to Play
- Space Sensory Bin
- Solar System Match Worksheet Set
- Paper Plate Planets Craft
- What Makes Night Science Exploration
- Telescope Craft for Preschoolers
- Moon Phases Oreo Worksheet for Preschoolers
- Smash the Moon Rocks Activity
- Space Coloring Book for Preschoolers
- Astronaut Dramatic Play Station (+ Printable Bundle)
For tips on planning your homeschool preschool year, including curriculum recommendations, check out this article.
Join the Homeschooling Preschoolers Facebook Page! There are free resources available, and it’s the perfect way to connect with other families!
Moon Observation Journal Astronomy Study for Kids
There are a few guide pages included, but I also was sure to add both a weekly version, and a monthly version. You can pick one or the other, or fill out 2 together every night.
We’re completing this study in November/December. It’s not terribly cold down here in Texas, but it does get dark early, so we’re able to step outside to study the moon together long before it’s even time for bed.
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