I have a slight obsession with the moon. If there is a full moon I will load up the kids in the car and drive
down the street to an old farm where the open fields allow for a wonderful view. It is magical.
My number one favorite resource is this gorgeous moons and blooms calendar.
It is a large wall poster and easy for even the kids to follow along and track the moon phases.
Book suggestions ~
Dancing barefoot under the moon, climbing a tree to get a closer
look. We just love this lyrical story of night-time, in which four small
children and a black cat find themselves enchanted with the loveliness
of the hot summer night and the magic of the moon.
Kitten’s First Full Moon is such a sweet “my first moon book” choice.
This memorable character and her suspenseful adventure are just right
for the very youngest child. It is Kitten’s first full moon, and when she sees
it she thinks it is a bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it.
Facts about the moon, including eclipses and its different phases.
Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues
and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious
nighttime bird. But there is no answer….
Wait till the Moon is Full
From the beloved author of such classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny,
Margaret Wise Brown, and renowned children’s book illustrator Garth Williams comes the
story of a curious little raccoon who wants to see the night.
But his mother says, “Wait. Wait till the moon is full.” So the little raccoon
waits and wonders until, at last, the very special evening arrives…
Over deserts and forests, Arctic tundra and tropical beaches, the moon shines down
on creatures around the world. Children will love discovering how it changes from day
to day as the lunar cycle is shown through clever peek-through holes, each revealing the
moon in a different size and shape. It’s the perfect light nonfiction book for young stargazers
and an ideal bedtime book, ending with a giant moon hovering over a sleepy town hunkered down for bed.
Many Moons explores the different phases of the moon, from the new moon
to a waning crescent, through beautiful, bright illustrations. Each spread features
a specific phase of the moon, and compares it to different shapes, such as a cat’s tail,
a banana, and a brilliant smile.
Moonbear discovers that he and the moon share the same birthday.
Now Moonbear wants to give his nighttime friend a present.
But what do you buy the moon?
When the day has ended and everyone else has fallen asleep,
a young boy embarks on a magical adventure with his friend the Moon.
Their unusual journey is described in lyrical verse, creating a enchanting
story that celebrates the serene beauty of the world at night.
Nature connection ~
-Make a homemade telescope and view the moon – 123 Homeschool 4 me
has a wonderful list of moon activities including how to build a telescope. Here
-Have a nighttime nature walk and observe the sights, sounds and wildlife.
Check out this list of night walk activities.
10 Ways to Explore Nature at Night– games and activities
Release and Let Go
Some people strongly believe that the full moon is a
wonderful time to release the negative
in your life and that which no longer serves you.
“The full moon brings a completion cycle to us.
A release and let go energy.”
As a christian family we don’t give the moon this sort of power over
our lives, but I do love the idea of a full moon letting go tradition.
For us this would be a “Let go and Let God” moment, but it
will look different for every family.
For some families this may simply be a time to speak
against things in your life that are holding you back-
strongholds perhaps, unhealthy relationships, fears or worries.
Some families choose to write these things down and light the paper on
fire under the full moon. “I now let this go, and it is so. ”
Fire – consumes, burns away the old
Does your family have any fun full moon traditions? We would love to hear them!
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