Moon activities, books, and fun art lessons for all ages! Learn about moon phases and more with this homeschool moon unit study!
Studying The Moon As Part Of Your Homeschool Science
Did you know that the moon is the Earth’s natural satellite? How about that the moon controls the Earth’s tides? There is much you can learn about the moon with a Moon Unit Study.
I always like to start a new interest by strewing a few books and hands-on activities. Then I’ll look for any corresponding art lessons because my kids LOVE art!
For books, I chose:
- The Usborne Book of the Moon
- Faces of the Moon
- The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
- Magic Treehouse: Midnight on the Moon
I grabbed some loose parts and our 2021-2022 Moon Phase Calendar. Then I checked our You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership for Moon-related art lessons!
Phases Of The Moon Homeschool Activities
The tastiest part of our moon unit study was using Oreos to show the different phases of the moon! The Moon Mission: Heading to the Moon chalk pastel lesson looked like a moon phase, so we incorporated it into our moon study. All we needed for this art lesson was a piece of black construction paper and a cheap set of chalk pastels! Nana walked us through how to create our giant moon with an itty bitty rocket headed its way!
We also used some of our circular loose parts to simulate how the Earth revolves around the Sun while the moon revolves around the Earth. At first, it was difficult for my daughter to understand how the moon could keep moving around the Earth even as the Earth moved around the Sun, but by showing her the loose parts, she soon understood perfectly!
Online Homeschool Lessons For Your Moon Unit Study
Then, we discovered more moon art lessons! My favorite was the full moon!
With the You ARE An Artist Complete Clubhouse Membership, you’ll have access to all of Nana’s chalk pastel moon lessons, including:
- Moon Missions: Heading to the Moon
- A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels: Harvest Moon Nocturne
- Nature Art Lessons: Full Moon
You’ll also have these additional moon and space lessons to choose from:
Moon Missions Video Art Lessons
- Pad Crawler
- Saturn 5 Lift Off
- Astronaut with Flag
- Mission Control
- Footprint on the Moon
- Astronaut Helmet with Earth Reflection
11 Solar System Video Art Course Tutorials
- Solar Eclipse
- The Plutoids
- The Solar System
6 Space Exploration Video Art Course Tutorials
- Man on the Moon
- Spiral Galaxy
- Night Sky – Big and Little Dipper
- Space Shuttle Lift Off
- Plus much more!
Additional Resources For Space Exploration In Your Homeschool
Did you know that each full moon has a different name? My daughter loved learning the terms of the various full moons. She was particularly fond of the Pink moon, which is in April, and the Wolf moon, which is in January!
Here are some additional resources for learning more about the moon and space that we enjoyed on our “out of this world” adventure:
- Everything You Need For A Homeschool Moon Missions Unit Study
- How To Create An Amazing Perseids Meteor Shower Homeschool Lesson
- How To Create An Affordable Space Camp At Home With Art for Kids
Homeschool Moon Unit Study
A moon study can be fun and engaging when adding art and hands-on activities to compelling books! Then, pick a night to step outside with your kids and see the wonder of our natural satellite for yourself!
Erin is a writer, blogger, and homeschooler to two intense kids. Her blog is filled with information to help you explore a child led education while making meaningful connections with your children. Discover favorite read alouds, seasonal books, games, art projects, hands-on activities, and learn to just breathe through the ups and downs of life. She loves nature, farm life, good books, knitting, new pens, and hot coffee. Erin is a contributing writer for Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Her work has also been featured on Simple Homeschool and Book Shark.