Moon Rock Hunt
How would you like to have a moon rock hunt in your backyard?
Find space rocks you can actually pick up off the ground.
Ever since my daughter was in preschool, she loves taking pictures of the moonlight.
In fact, it doesn’t matter if it’s a full moon or a half-moon.
That is why I wanted to come up with a fun hunt for the kids to enjoy an outdoor activity.
If you’re a homeschool mom (or even if you’re not!) this moon rock hunt will be perfect for a science project especially if you’re learning lunar characteristics.
You can find more about Lunar rocks here.
Create a fun classroom activity, a treasure hunt, or an indoor or outdoor activity. In order to find out how to play, you’ll want to see how easy it is to make them first.
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What You Need
Easter Eggs or Soft Clear Capsules
Let’s get this mission started!
How To Make DIY Moon Rocks
A quick tutorial on making really cool moon rocks. It’s fun and easy to do!
What you will need to make the moon rocks is aluminum foil, plastic leftover Easter eggs or plastic containers like soft clear capsules.
You can find those here!
The really nice thing about the plastic clear capsules is you can feel good about using them at any time of the year.
For any party some examples include the following:
- School PTO Party Favors
- Science Parties
- Mad Science Party
- Science Activities for Kids
- Weird Science
What you will need to do is add a party favor, trinket, miniature toy, or a candy prize to the capsule.
As a matter of fact, these rock bouncing balls will be perfect!
The second thing you’ll do is wrap the capsule in aluminum foil.
This will create a moon rock-shaped form.
You can choose to create this however you wish. I made my shapes more circular.
Depending on the size of the group that will be playing will determine the number of rocks you make.
Generally, for some good fun, you will want to make around 3-5 moon rocks per player.
Get Your Free Moon Rocks Printable Here!
How To Play Moon Rock Hunt
The rules are very simple! If there are both younger and older children playing the moon rock hunt game.
You can choose to allow the younger players to have a head start to let them find their moon rocks before the older kids begin.
This is such a fun way to learn about moon rocks.
The moon is so interesting to learn about.
I always wanted to know what it would be like to stand on the moon.
How cool would it be to see the earth from space?
This will help your child’s imagination grow in such a fun and unique way!
Have you ever wanted to fly to the moon?
In fact, this fun party game will have the kids shining from the stars in the night sky.