• Set aside some time each day to look at the Moon. Record your observations in the log provided here.

    Time: 1 month

    Recommended age: All ages

    Group Size: Any

    Materials: Printout of Moon Observation Journal, pen/pencil


  • Make your very own lander, with a shock-absorbing system which will protect two “astronauts” when they land on a lunar landscape target. También disponible en Español.

    Time: 30 minutes – 1 hour

    Recommended age: 8–13 years old

    Group size: individual or teams of 3–4 children

    Materials*: 1 piece of stiff paper/cardboard (approximately 4 x 5 in/10 x 13 cm), 1 8–12 oz paper/plastic cup, 3 index cards (3 x 5 in/8 x 13 cm), 2 regular marshmallows, 10 miniature marshmallows, 3 rubber bands, 8 plastic straws, scissors, tape. *Don’t worry if you don’t have all the materials. Get creative and substitute materials with what you have!


  • There are as many stories about the patterns on the face of the Moon as there are cultures who have observed them. Discover a variety of characters seen by cultures around the world, and create your own.

    Time: 15–30 minutes

    Recommended age: 7 years old and up

    Group size: Any

    Materials: Printout of Moon Myths from Around the World, tape or glue, pen/pencil


  • Model ancient lunar impacts using water balloons.

    Time: 10–30 minutes

    Recommended age: 8–13 years old

    Group Size: Up to 10 children working in teams of 2–3

    Materials: Outdoor area (such as a concrete patio or parking lot), water, 5 balloons, 5 rulers or tape measures, a towel, colored pencils/crayons/markers


  • Find out how high you could jump on the Moon and other worlds.

    Time: 10–30 minutes

    Recommended age: 3 years old and up

    Group size: Any

    Materials: Colored markers, measuring tape, chart paper, blue masking tape


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Credit: NASA | Location: Washington, D.C., United States

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