I am sure if you have been on Facebook, Pinterest, and other such places you have seen the Oreo cookie moon phases. Gess is learning about space right now and her text book suggested using paper plates to make the phases of the moon, but I decided to go this route since it seemed a bit more fun.
It's really easy:
Step 1 - Break the cookie apart leaving the middle in tact. This is the toughest part. Gess broke a few and the middle isn't always in tact but we were still able to use those for some of the moon phases.
Step 2 - Use a butter knife to carve the cream out into the desired shape of the moon.
Step 3 - Place it on your chart. Repeat until you have all the phases done.
We put it on a paper plate. Most people label it, but I did not. Instead I would have Gess tell me what they are or ask her a phase and have her point to it. The phases are:
1. New Moon
2. Waxing Crescent Moon
3. First Quarter Moon
4. Waxing Gibbous Moon
5. Full Moon
6. Waning Gibbous Moon
7. Last Quarter Moon
8. Waning Crescent Moon
Now there is just one final step.
Step 4 - Eat the pieces of cookies that didn't make it onto your chart!
This project is easy, fun, and delicious!