Phases of the Moon activity

Linking to the topics Earth and space and Space, year 5 and P6 pupils will learn the different phases of the Moon. They will experience what each phase looks like from Earth using this Moon board and create each phase using cookies.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining the phases of the Moon
  • Printable instructions to make a Moon board
  • Differentiated sheets for the Moon phase activity

Simple to resource! The items you will need include:

  • Large sheet of cardboard
  • Ping pong balls
  • Black paint
  • Yellow paint or card
  • Cookies and cream biscuits
Year 5
Earth and space
Phases of the Moon activity

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