A night by the light of the Moon Theme Lesson Plan and Snack Recipe: Goodnight Moon

Moon Theme Lesson Plan for Goodnight Moon

Make this moon theme snack for your homeschool moon or outer space lessons and read books about the Moon.We started our enchanted evening by watching, "Diego's Moonlight Rescue", a Nickelodeon DVD. I bet you kind find this on Netflix now. The kids loved this one. Enjoy!

Good Night Moon Story with companion projects about the Moon
Diego's Moonlight Rescue: A good companion movie for a lesson about the moon.

The moon is referred to as "Luna" in our house. Mayhem constantly checks for "her" behind the clouds, and when it starts to get dark. She says, "Luna is my friend". We've been watching this cartoon about the moon every night for a month!

Yummy Recipe: Crescent Moons for Breakfast, Dinner, or Dessert

Dinner Crescent Moons.
Breakfast or Dessert Crescent Moons.

 How to Make Crescent Roll Moons

Dinner:  Butter Spray, Parmesan Cheese, Crescent Rolls, Garlic Butter.

Dessert:  Butter Spray, Sugar, Cinnamon, Crescent Rolls.

We bought our crescent rolls at ALDI for super cheap. I always save the leftover condiments, so we have garlic butter from Papa John's for the recipe and to dip too!

how to make cinnamon rolls from crescent rolls

Spray your pan even if its a non-stick one. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Open the can and roll out the individual triangles. Spread Garlic Butter on the triangle, Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Roll your triange starting at the base. Tell the kids to Bend it to a MOON shape, then lightly spray and sprinkle more cheese on top. Place in oven for 11 - 13 minutes or until golden. These are great with Pasta!

Crescent Roll Moons.

Then read, "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown.

Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown story with companion projects about the Moon
GoodNight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.

It's the best bedtime story...    

(Goodnight Moon - Ooh, they're so cute, time flies...)

For Dessert, follow the above steps omitting the garlic butter and sprinkling sugar and cinnamon inside your triangle before rolling. Dust the top with cinnamon. When removing these from the oven spread with butter and sprinkle a little sugar on top to make your moons glow. Awesome as a bedtime snack with milk. We like to dip ours in jelly. 

Good Night Bears, Good Night Chairs, Good Night Blogger's Everywhere...

Recommended Reading:

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown*

Goodnight Moon*

Lora Langston
Lora Langston

Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.