Harvest moon craft

Harvest moon craft: A cozy way to study the moon and its phases from home. 🌚

“The harvest moon is the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox (about September 23). Near the time of the autumnal equinox, the angle of the moon’s orbit relative to the Earth’s horizon is at its minimum, causing the full moon to rise above the horizon much faster than usual.”

This week it was “the harvest moon” at #exploringnaturewithchildren and we recreated the moon and its phases with rice and added some glitter stars, M. loved it, O. wanted to join of course! And we were so happy when we spotted the full moon in the sky from the car, on the way back home!

Harvest moon craft

The term “harvest moon” refers to the full, bright Moon that occurs closest to the start of autumn. The name dates from the time before electricity, when farmers depended on the Moon’s light to harvest their crops late into the night.

The Harvest Moon is a sign that autumn is near. Children can feel that change is in the air. Tracking the moon and noticing the different phases is so helpful in grounding children and giving them a sense of rhythm with the Earth.

We always try to learn through nature so our kids grow up connected to the planet,and these activities help us on that mission! Do you like them too? Xx Hope you enjoyed that harvest moon craft!

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