Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Phases of the Moon

Take one of my favorite kinds of cookies....

Add one of my favorite books, some History Channel from Youtube and a short bit about the moon from BrainPopJr. and you get....

Oreo Cookie Moon Phases!

It was the perfect time for a fun lesson on some of the moon phases as we start our Reading Street story of "The Lady in the Moon" this week....

Of course before we could eat the yummy moon phase cookies, 
we had to create a model of our learning....

And just in case you didn't get "The Lady in the Moon" grid game from Nancy Bland...



  1. Looks like a yummy activity!

  2. How cool! I can't wait to make Oreo moon phases with my kiddos in a few weeks!!! YUM:)

  3. I do this, too! LOVE it.

  4. How fun! I love doing edible activities in class. Thanks for the great idea! :)


  5. This idea is super cute! This week my 1st graders are reading a story called "kitten's first full moon" so I think im' going to do this with them as a fun project on our Friday before spring break!! So glad I found your blog!


  6. I love this...I presented this lesson to my fellow teachers when I was in my credentialing program...So Awesome...The best part is eating the oreos when it is all done!

  7. This is a must do for next year! Great activity.

    Cheryl from Primary Graffiti

  8. We have been learning about the moon this week too. I love this idea!

  9. You are a genius!!! I love your ideas!!

  10. This is such a great activity! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  11. that looks so fun! my students will love it!

  12. Could you remind me how you play the Lady in The Moon Game? I think it involved using a dice? Don't remember. Also, you referenced Ms. Bland's website....what is the url? Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. I would appreciate if you can email me at


  13. Mrs. Bland's site is down at the moment, but we're working on getting it back online. I'll see if I can get the new URL posted on this blog too :)
    The game is played with a die marked 1-6 and another marked a-f. You have the kids place markers on some of the words before the game they roll the dice they find the coordinates and read the words. If there's a marker, they get to keep it. Person with the most markers ....wins the game. :)