This simple colouring page is a great representation of the autumn equinox. You could use greens for the summer leaves then autumn colours for the falling leaves...
The Moon is the Earth's only natural satellite. It orbits the Earth once every 27 days. Learn more about the moon with our collection of resources.
The change between the seasons that happens around the autumn equinox is illustrated on this simple but effective poster.
The autumnal equinox is the beginning of Autumn or fall. Use this story paper to record your research on the autumnal equinox or to describe what happens at this time of year, or use as a setting for an original story!
This word search puzzle is all about the Autumn Equinox. Can you find words such as equator, September, autumn and others in the grid?
This is a fun activity for children - to complete the picture of what is happening underneath this lovely, orange harvest moon.
Children will need to use their observation and copying skills to complete the first picture and make a full moon!
We've created a fun and challenging worksheet to help the kids learn about day and night. Can they shade part of the earth in darkness and say whether it's day or night on each picture?
Here's a simple equinox colouring page to print out for the children to colour in - perfect for a space topic.
Use this equinox story paper to describe what an equinox is, or as inspiration for some creative story writing or poetry...
This Halloween moon is so simple to do - but very effective. Obviously you will have to cut out the bat shapes for younger children, but they can still enjoy sticking them to their "moon". For an even quicker version, substitute a white paper plate for the silver card.
Older kids will enjoy cutting out some spooky witches and bats to hang from this Halloween moon mobile. For a family or group project, perhaps younger children can paint the moon?
Write a poem about the harvest moon using this acrostic poem printable, with various different pages to choose from. It's going to be quite a long poem, so better suited to older age groups!
Learn all about the harvest moon by reading our cloze activity and filling in the blanks, picking the missing words from the word bank at the bottom.
Entertain the kids with this "how many words" challenge during autumn - late September or early October is about the right time for this one!
This beautiful photographic poster of the harvest moon is perfect for putting up on the whiteboard or the wall, to show children just what we mean by the full, orange moon with this name.
This simple illustrated poster shows an orange harvest moon in all its glory! It might make a good front cover for a project, perhaps.
Create a washed background with watery paint and then make your harvest moon stand out against it with this homemade "puffy paint" technique. The result is a lovely, textural piece of art!
The owl sillouetted against an orange harvest moon is a very effective use of a stencil, and a fun craft for the kids to try. Younger children will need help cutting out the fiddly owl template, or you can do it for them in advance.
This photo-illustrated story paper might be useful for writing a story based around the harvest moon, or perhaps making notes on what you have learned about it.
Write a story about a harvest moon - or use this paper to take notes or write down what it is all about ....
The harvest moon, with its orange glow over the world below, can feel quite exciting and unusual - as if all sorts of things might happen beneath its glow. This story starter encourages the children to think up their own creative story.
This is an interesting way to create a truly stunning picture of the harvest moon against a sunset sky, using tissue paper strips. Even the youngest children will enjoy doing this, or you could have a younger child make the moon while an older child creates the background.
Our finger tracing worksheet for the moon is a great way for the kids to practice their letter formations and the spelling of the word.
This lovely, detailed colouring page for older children shows the moon landing of Apollo 11 in 1969, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin taking man's first steps on the moon. We have two versions available: the full size version should be printed with borderless settings.
Imagine that you were writing about that most exciting event of the 1960s - the Moon Landing - for the village newspaper. What would you write? Choose from two versions of our printable below.
Write about man's first steps on the moon with the story paper, then colour in our picture. Choose from our lined or handwriting versions.
Have you ever seen the moon change shape in the sky from a thin crescent to a full moon then back again over a lunar month? There are eight named phases of the moon, and these cards are a fun way to help children learn them.
All you need are some while paper plates, paint and patience to put together this clever phases of the moon mobile. Not only does it look great, but by the time the kids have coloured in the plates and assembled the mobile they should certainly understand how the phases of the moon work!
This poster is great for teaching kids the different phases of the moon and shows simple diagrams of each phase. It can be printed easily and used as part of a classroom display. It can also be used with our phases of the moon worksheet.
Can the children shade the moons to show the different phases of the moon over the lunar month? This worksheet also asks them to label each phase of the moon on the diagram. Can be used on its own or with our Phases of the Moon poster.
Splattering paint, mixing up shaving foam, puffy painting - what's not to love! And the picture at the end of it is spectacular too, and will go proudly up on display.
Here's a super activity to help kids understand the relative size of the sun and moon using A3 paper, pens and maybe some tissue paper and glue to decorate the sun. They might be surprised by the end result!
We have two versions of this colouring page, featuring a tree changing from winter to spring. One has the heading 'spring equinox' and the other has the heading 'vernal equinox' - just click on your preferred option below to download and print.
This poster shows a tree changing between two seasons (winter to spring), illustrating the vernal (spring) equinox in a simple way - perfect for a display about changing seasons. Choose from two versions below: 'Spring Equinox' or 'Vernal Equinox".
Use this story paper to write down some facts about the Spring Equinox, or as the setting for a creative story set at this time of year.
Can you find the words relating to the Spring equinox in the grid? If you get stuck we have the solution to help.
Are you learning about the different seasons at the moment? If so, ask the kids to try and complete this Spring Equinox Worksheet, which has questions all about the Spring Equinox, and space to draw and label a picture too.
Use this printable template to make a star and crescent moon mobile. This would be a quick and easy craft for Eid (or perhaps a space theme).
Here's a fun activity to help the kids learn more about a solar eclipse. Print the pages onto some card, cut out the suns and moons (and laminate if you wish) - then see if the children can match the suns and moons by size to create their own solar eclipse!
Scrunching up tissue paper is always a great activity for younger children, who will also enjoy the stickiness of sticking it to the paper plate. This mobile looks colourful hung up "in the sky" and will illustrate how we change from sun in the daytime to the moon at night.
Colour in this picture of the moon, complete with craters, and display as part of a space theme or solar system topic.