At Principal’s List Preschool they learned all about the solar system for a unit on space and had a day where they discussed Earth’s Moon! To model the different phases of the Moon they used Oreo cookies for a fun and delicious activity!
How to make the phases of the Moon out of Oreo’s
To do this activity you simply need Oreo cookies, a plastic spoon, and a plate to hold all your cookies. Once you have those items, follow these steps:
- First, discuss the different phases of the Moon. They are: New Moon, waxing crescent Moon, first quarter Moon, waxing gibbous moon, full moon, waning gibbous Moon, third quarter moon, waning crescent, and then you’re back at new Moon! That makes for 8 phases in total.
- Take your Oreo cookies and imagine that the cream is a Moon. When the cream is all there that is a full Moon and when there is no cream that is a new Moon.
- Use your spoon to scoop-out cream on each cookie halve as needed to make a model of the phases of the Moon.
- Once your model of the phases of the Moon is done you can eat your cookies!
Source for photos: Principal’s List Preschool