Thursday, October 6, 2011

Oreo Moon Madness and a FREEBIE!

 We had so much fun today! We have been studying the moon  and made a cool chart for all of the different phases. THEN, we used Oreos to make the phases! It was such a BLAST!

We have been talking about the moon for the past couple of weeks and now we are about ready to wrap it up. So today, we read Papa Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle. (Such a great book!)

 We then drew the phases of the moon on black paper with white crayons. We wrote the names of the different phases on labels and put them under our pictures.

Then came the fun stuff! I gave each of the kids a page with the sun, earth, and moon phases on it. Then, I gave them a paper plate, plastic spoon, and 8 Oreo cookies. (From my experience today, you need to use regular Oreos...the reduced fat ones barely have any white stuff! What kind of cookies are those???!!!)

We then went over the phases at a time. I had mine under the document camera so the kids could see what I was doing. I used my spoon to carve the 'white stuff' out ...and then I scraped it off... And here is how they came out!

If you would like to try this with your little space explorers, download this free packet to get you started! Just click the pic! ...Sorry, Oreos aren't included!

Talk to you later!


  1. Georgia standards say we teach moon phases in 2nd grade. Love the lunar freebie. THANKS!

  2. What a cute idea! And the new blog look is really impressive! I love the way the lights actually blink! :)
    Teacher Tam's Educational Adventures

  3. What an awesome idea!! Thank you for sharing this, I cant wait to do this with my kids :)

  4. Did this with my second graders on Wednesday. They LOVED it. I even had one of the kids come up to me after school and say "Thanks for making science so yummy today." How cool is that. A mom told me the next day that her daughter had been trying to figure out whether the moon was waxing or waning gibbous that evening. Love it when school information sticks and goes home!

  5. The link doesn't seem to be working. Is it no longer available?


    1. It should be fixed now. Thanks for letting me know!

      Hilary :)


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