Explore the phases of the moon with Oreo cookies! Don’t have Oreos? Any sandwich cookie will do. And if you can’t get your hands on cookies, drawing the moon’s phases is awesome too (just a little less tasty, lol)!
When you’ve had your fill of moon cookies, take the lesson one step further and explore why we view the moon in phases by creating mini-moon models. These examine how the sun’s reflected light and the moon’s orbit change its appearance from the Earth!
Ready to make this project at home or in your classroom? Watch the video for an overview, gather the materials listed at the right, and follow the instructions below! You’ll also need this printable: Diagram of the Moon’s Phases.