Fun with Oreo Moons

Double Stuf Oreos, by Nabisco.

It is always good to have some kind of fun activity to help teach or reinforce new concepts.

Our current South African History story relates how the Khoikhoi natives measured time with the moon.  Typically, as in our all literature studies, we branched off the story and we studied the moon phases.

I found a fun Oreo moon phase worksheet and we …





our Oreos

and made

our own moon phases chart.


Now, in testimony of my health-eating choices, my 9-year-old had NEVER eaten Oreos before!  But for the sake of fun I decided that this would definitely add something special to the lesson.

It was a really delicious, new learning experience!

Here are some web links to similar Oreo Moon studies:

In my years of homeschooling I realize that hand-on activities, creative and fun projects, art & crafts, outdoor lessons and co-op/ group outings are essential to a young child’s love for learning.

With 2 of my children in high school it seems that we don’t enjoy as many fun moments homeschooling.  Somehow the seriousness of studies and schedules make greater demands on our time and liberty.

Do the creative-hand-on-fun activities with your young kids.

Deviate from the schedule.

Deny the time constraints.

Delve out of the program.

Do delight-directed unit studies.

Do have fun!

What fun activities did you and your children love best?  Please share some and link to your posts in the comments below.


8 thoughts on “Fun with Oreo Moons

  1. What a great idea! We’re wrapping up some study on the moon phases after watching the moon for weeks now. This is going to be the perfect wrap-up activity! Great, Nadene! Blessings!


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  3. Thanks for putting together and posting, the moon phases is on our science list and have needed a fun way to present the lesson, and this is it! I love your blog!
    Homeschooling mom from New Enlgand in the states.


  4. Thank you for your encouragement to do something different! I love your practical pages. We are going to do this moon activity this week!


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  7. Thank you for sharing this idea. I had read about it on another blog and was going to do it with my kids. Like yours they had never eaten Oreos. Then company came and the cookies got eaten. Now I can’t remember where I read about the oreo moons. Great timing as I just bought another box the other day with strict instructions that NO ONE touch until we make our moons!


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