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

Moon Theme Lesson Plan for Goodnight Moon

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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 can find Moonlight Rescue on Netflix now. The kids loved this one. Enjoy!

Moon theme lesson plans and ideas are at the bottom of this post.

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 watched this cartoon about the moon every night for a month!

Yummy MOON RECIPE: Crescent Moons for Breakfast, Dinner, or Dessert

Dinner Crescent Moons.

Breakfast or Dessert Crescent Moons.

How to Make Crescent Roll Moons Recipe

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 triangle starting at the base 
  • Tell the kids to Bend it to a MOON shape
  • 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.

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...)

How to Make Crescent Roll Moons DESSERT Recipe

  • Follow the steps above, omitting the garlic butter 
  • Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon inside your triangle before rolling
  • Dust the top of the roll with cinnamon
  • Remove from the oven
  • Spread with butter
  • Sprinkle a little sugar on top to make your moon glow

These are an awesome bedtime snack with milk. We like to dip ours in jelly. 

GoodNight Bears, GoodNight Chairs, GoodNight Blogger's Everywhere...

Recommended Reading:

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moon


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