This was a favorite with our readers, so I wanted to share it again for a little summer fun & learning.
Actually, I missed their birthday this past Tuesday, March 6, 2012. But, it’s better late than never. On March 6, 1912 the first Oreo was sold.
To celebrate Oreo’s birthday, I’m sharing a fun homeschool activity that I learned at Texas A&M. My girls & I attended a science day and this was one of the activities.
Enjoy the activity & some Oreos!
Oreo Phases of the Moon – Homeschool Activity
Obviously, you’ll need a package of Oreos. Each child will need 8 Oreos, a butter knife and a paper plate. You may need more than 8 Oreos if they crack on you.
Depending on the age of your child, let them use a Sharpie to label each phase on the paper plate.
Be very careful as you separate your Oreos.
I had a few crack, so I had to eat them. Gosh!
The full moon & new moon are already done when you pull apart your Oreo.
It may take practice, but each child needs to scrape off the filling to create 2 crescent moons, 2 half moons and 2 ginnous moons.
Using the labels you already wrote on the plate, place the Oreos in their correct place. Pin ItBe sure to talk with your kids about the moon. Does it shine light or reflect light? Why does the moon look different throughout the month? Do you want our FREE Activity Guideto teach the phases of the moon? It includes several youtube videos to teach & remember the moon phases, as well as questions to discuss with your kids. We also have a 1 paragraph writing assignment in this guide. Simply enter your primary email below and we will send it to you … for FREE!
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