Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Moon topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Moon Calendar

Together with your child, take a look at the Moon each night. Track the Moon’s changing phases on a daily calendar. Your child can draw sketches of the Moon and describe its shape and color. Your child can also add a quick description or diary entry about his or her thoughts or feelings for the day. Encourage your child to write in complete sentences and use descriptive language.


If possible, take your child to an observatory, planetarium, or a natural history museum to learn more about the moon. Many museums offer tours or audio guides that go more in depth about the Moon and other celestial bodies. Discuss what you see and learn together and ask your child to explain information in their own words to reinforce knowledge. Encourage your child to jot down notes or draw pictures.

Filed as:  K-3, Moon, Science, Space