Wednesday, May 2, 2012

View the Moon

I liked the idea of a moon phase viewer (that I saw here), for kids to go out and explore! So, I created one to print and laminate. To extend the activity, I had kids draw the moon phase they saw using their viewer for ten nights on the sheet below the viewer. The viewer would also be a fun summer activity for kids and parents to watch the moon go through all of its phases. It takes 28 days to go through all 8 phases. Click here for the printable!


  1. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Is there a way to print this off so I can send it home with my students?

    1. Just drag the picture to your desktop if your on a mac. If on a pc, click and save it. The image is sized to print on 8.5 x 11 paper. The ws can just be printed, it has 1/2 inch borders. Open the viewer in a program (I don't know what you have - it's a jpeg). Slap it on the paper and print! If you would like me to send you a pdf, email me.

  3. Thank you! Can you edit your image... the text "First Quarter" and "Third Quarter" are in the wrong place... thanks. :)