These phases of the moon printables are awesome ways to add hands-on activities to your learning fun.
This free set helps you make a cool diorama. Or you can choose to you any of the other suggested creative ideas to boost your science projects!
Creative Science Project Featuring the Phases of the Moon
Need a simple, mess-free way to take your phases of the moon lesson to the next level? You’ll love this free printable set!
Over the years, my five boys and I have enjoyed a variety of resources and activities for learning about the phases of the moon. Books and videos (find some of our top picks below) are always helpful and great ways to spark conversations about moon phases.
Most of our favorite activities involve some type of food (like cookies or cheese on crackers). Live demonstrations using a flashlight and some type of ball have been super cool, too.
I wanted a new way to learn about the phases of the moon with my younger boys. They’ve been getting so much out of our printable science diorama kits so I knew a moon phases activity would be a hit, too.
Learn More About This Free Pack of Phases of the Moon Printables
Two pages are in color and are perfect if you need a print-and-go science activity. The other two pages are in black-and-white for your students to color and customize. These pages are great if you have more time in your schedule.
Both sets of moon phases printables include:
- Phases of the Moon label
- Sun (plus label)
- Pictures of each moon phases plus labels for each, including:
- New moon
- Waning crescent
- Last quarter
- Waxing crescent
- First quarter
- Waning gibbous
- Full moon
- Waxing gibbous
How to Make This Printable Science Diorama
Your phases of the moon diorama (or other activity) will be more durable and easy to work with if you print the pages on white cardstock. You may want to print out extra copies in case one of your students wants to make an extra diorama or makes a mistake.
I recommend having these materials available to use as you make your diorama:
- glue or gluestick
- tape (or double-sided tape)
- coloring tools (if you choose to use the black-and-white version) like:
- color pencils
- fine-tip markers
I’ve found that it really helps to make an example of the diorama ahead of time. It makes it easier for me to explain to my boys and break down the steps. It’s also neat to hear their ideas of what they’ll do as they make their own diorama!
The steps that we took to make this diorama are:
- Print out diorama kit pages on white cardstock.
- Pick out which style to use (color or black-and-white).
- Color in background and pieces (if necessary).
- Cut out background and pieces.
- Assemble the background by folding in a forward direction at all dotted lines.
- Smear glue on front part of each tab.
- Fold in all sections and adhere tab.
- Use tape to reinforce tab.
- Glue and attach diorama pieces.
- Add glue to tab of label and attach to top of diorama box.
Creative Ideas for Using These Science Printables
Other ways to use these phases of the moon printables include:
- Make a poster
- On a paper plate
- Adhere to wood craft sticks and demonstrate
- Create a mini-book
You can also enjoy these fun phases of the moon printables for interactive activities.
Chat with your young learners about lunar phases. Encourage your older students to point out and explain it all to gain a better understanding of the process. Students can also draw or write what they’ve learned from this activity.
These books and videos are amazing for additional phases of the moon activities!
Phases of the Moon (Patterns in Nature series)Set of 9 Lamination Moon Phases Charts | Classroom Science Poster | Moon Phase Names and Illustrations | for Teachers, Students, Classroom, Home – Reusable Moon Phases – Measuring 12.2” x 8.6”The Phases of the Moon (Cycles in Nature)Uncle Goose Moon Phase Blocks – Made in The USAMoon Phases – Classroom Science Poster
Get Your Free Phases of the Moon Printables
Hurray! These science activities will help you have a blast as you learn about the phases of the moon.
You can print as many copies of these diorama printables as you need to enjoy with your homeschool, classroom, or co-op. If you have co-workers or friends who may like to use these free activities, please share this post. Thank you for your cooperation and sharing!
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