Sunday, December 19, 2010

Moon Phases Sequence Cards

To learn the names of the Moon Phases and their sequence, the kids can make Moon Phases Sequence Cards.



  • Start with a large piece of black or blue construction paper. Fold it to make 8 sections (4 on top and 4 on the bottom).
  • Cut out the 8 sections.
  • Make the Moon Phases from white construction paper. Start with circles all the same size and cut as needed to make the different phase shapes.
  • Glue the white Moon phase shapes on the black or blue construction paper and label each phase.
  • Have the children place the phases in the correct sequence.
  • Mix up the cards and try again.  


    Phases Order:  
    • New
    • Waxing Crescent
    • First Quarter
    • Waxing Gibbous
    • Full
    • Waning Gibbous
    • Last Quarter
    • Waning Crescent

    Waxing = getting bigger
    Waning = getting smaller







    With very young students, you may want to eliminate the terms "waxing" and "waning" (and  "first" and "last" ) and save them for when the kids are older.


    If you'd like some great phases of the Moon flashcards that are already printed and ready to download click here.


    clipart by www.graphicsfactory.com


    Thanks for visiting!  Enjoy the Moon.
    Marcia :)
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