Last week we played a great Phases of the Moon card game. This week I reused the graphics for another fun activity. I designed flip book pages, so my son could make his own "animation" of the moon moving through eight phases.
I handed my oldest son three copies of the pages, which he cut out using my personal paper trimmer. Even our 5-year-old got in on the action.
Once the pages were all cut apart, the 9-year-old sorted them into piles. With that completed, he looked at the reference sheet and put the piles in order.
With the cover page first, he began pulling one page from each pile, placing them after the one before.
Next we used the three hole-punch to make holes in the left side of all the pages.
Finally we added a tiny rubberband and paperclip as the binding.
Now came the fun part: flipping the pages to see the moon change! My son thought this was the coolest!
Download the free 2-page PDF of these pages from Google Drive here. And then flip out!
This idea was inspired by an activity in the book Science Crackers Awesome Astronomy by Raman Prinja.