Oreo Phases of the Moon – Summer Fun Activities for Kids

This was a favorite with our readers, so I wanted to share it again for a little summer fun & learning. 

Oreo Moon PhasesOreos are 100 years old this month.

Actually, I missed their birthday this past Tuesday, March 6. 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

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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.

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Depending on the age of your child, let them use a Sharpie to label each phase on the paper plate.

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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.

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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.

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Using the labels you already wrote on the plate, place the Oreos in their correct place.

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Be 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?


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