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The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

16th February 2021

In our Project Based home education plan it's Moon Week over at Green Parent HQ - we're loving all things lunar! Did you know that the moon has its own time zone or that a moon bow is like a rainbow but appears at night? Here are some of our favourite resources.

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

16th February 2021

The Green Parent

By The Green Parent

16th February 2021

RESOURCES

We used these moon phase card from Ink and Ocean - download here - http://www.inkandocean.com/free-ramadan-moon-phase-activity/

We also made a full lunar cycle with cucumber - it got eaten before I could take a picture - here’s one from Lacy Arrowsmith - https://www.picuki.com/media/2221489650672311625

NASA have produced an educator’s guide for preschool upwards - check out https://www.nasa.gov/stem-ed-resources/exploring-the-moon.html

Download a resource pack based on lunar research and scientific data for ages from five upwards at STEM https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/450218/mission-moon#&gid=undefined&pid=1

We made a moon calendar from felt and strung it on ribbon for decoration.

We made our Weather Station (which also shows moon phases) from Tenderleaf Toys a central part of our display

​BOOKS

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle

Originally written by the author for his own daughter. Colour illustrations and collages throughout.

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

I often look for an excuse to make this book pride of place as it’s a real favourite. There’s a prominent moon throughout this wonderful, wild tale.

Mole in a Black and White Hole Tereza Sediva

A new favourite this beautiful riso printed book is about finding light in the darkness

Moon: Night-time Around the World by Patricia Hegarty

Turn the peek-through pages to see the moon change shape as it goes through the lunar cycle. A sweet book aimed at younger readers.

I can be an Astronaut by Spencer Wilson

We love the bold illustrations and inside there are three easy-to-make models of an astronaut, a rocket and a moon buggy

Moon by Stewart Ross

This book is packed with info about the Apollo landings, the moon in folklore and indeed many different trains of thought - we love the wide scope.

Goodnight Baby Moon: A Bedtime Tale

Another book for younger readers this is a fun light up tale, perfect for bedtime.

While You’re Sleeping by Mick Jackson

Not specifically moon related but enough of a favourite that this night-time tale got an outing for this project! We love the illustrations!

The Usborne Book of the Moon by Laura Cowan

Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, this book is crammed with facts for budding astronomers and astronauts.

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

A gentle story depicting the relationship between a young child and her father as well as humankind’s close connection to the natural world.

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