Usually, when we read about the sun and moon, they are grouped together due to some major similarities. Study them both in your homeschool with these free printables and resources about the sun and moon.
The Sun and the Moon are many times associated with the other because they were made that way. God made one in response to the other and they both affect the Earth in important ways.
Here are some associations between the sun and moon that are important for our kids to know.
Created on the same day
The most amazing thing of all about the sun and the moon is that they were created by God. They also so happen to be created on the same day – Day 4.
Genesis 1:14-19 (ESV): “And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, [a] and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.” – emphasis mine.
They are connected
God created the cycle of day and night to be a full day. The sun is the primary source of light while the moon reflects the light of the sun. Without the sun emitting its own light and energy, we wouldn’t see any light at night. The moon cannot emit light on its own.
The sun and moon serve as the basis for measurements in time. The moon is the Earth’s basis of the month on modern calendars like a natural satellite. It takes 27.3 days for the moon to fully rotate around the earth.
The Earth orbits around the sun forming the calendar year and day. The sun rotates on its axis once in about 27 days.
They affect the earth perfectly
The sun is the source that feeds life on Earth. It heats up our atmosphere, helps plants grow, and more. The moon affects ocean tides because the Earth gravitational pull is stronger nearer the moon. When the Earth rotates (faster than the moon) it causes bulges that form the tides.
Additionally, when our Earth is in between the Earth and the moon it forms the amazing phenomenon of a lunar eclipse.
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To learn more, grab these free printables and resources about the sun and moon.
Astronomy Unit: Sun & Moon | Every Star is Different
Sun and Moon FREE Mandala Coloring Page | Color-A-Mandala
Sun and Moon FREE Coloring Page | Super Coloring
FREE Powerpoint: Sun and Moon (Interdisciplinary Science & Reading) | Kathleen Applebee
3rd Grade Earth, Sun, & Moon Science 5E FREE Lesson Plan | Mrs Burk’s Backpack
Sun and Moon FREE Coloring Pages | Smart Fries
Sun, Moon, and Stars FREEBIE! | Pixel Pixie
FREE Sun, Moon, Earth System Lesson Plans | Rebecca Blust
Explore these free printables and resources about the moon:
Moon Facts for Kids | ScienceKids
Facts About the Moon (Minus “fact” #10 ) | NatGeoKids
Moon Phases FREE Mini-Book | FREE Homeschool Deals
FREE Moon Unit Studies, Printables & Resources | Free Homeschool Deals
Astronomy for Kids: Moon Journal (FREE Printable) | Buggy and Buddy
FREE Minibook: Moon Phases | Scholastic.com
Moon Unit for Secondary Students | Whole Child Homeschool
FREE Moon Phases Mini Book | 123Homeschool4Me
Phases of the Moon Tracking FREE Worksheet | Gift of Curiosity
FREE Worksheets – Moon Phases | Super Star Worksheets
Moon Phases FREE Worksheets | Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
These activities and crafts will be great to go alongside your lessons on the moon.
Moon Landing Gross Motor Dice | 3 Dinosaurs
Phases Of The Moon: Moon Activities (FREE Printable!) | Kids Activities
Montessori-Inspired Moon Activities with Spielgaben (FREE Printables) | Living Montessori Now
Solar Eclipse Model (FREE Printable) | Homeschool Antics
FREE Solar Eclipse Paper Model | Only Passionate Curiosity
How to Draw a Crescent Moon | Easy Drawing Guides
Explore these free printables and resources about the sun:
The Sun Facts & FREE Worksheets | KidsKonnect
Fun Sun Facts for Kids FREE Printable | Itsy Bitsy Fun
How The Sun Affects The Temperature | The Homeschool Scientist
All About the Sun FREE Resources | TeacherPlanet
Sun for Kids | 123Homeschool4Me
FREE Resources on the Sun | NatGeoKids
Astronomy the Sun and FREE Quiz | Ducksters
These activities and crafts will be great to go alongside your lessons on the sun.
Sun Suncatcher Craft & FREE Patterns | Lessons 4 Little Ones
An Easy Yellow Sun Craft for Preschoolers | Twitchetts
FREE Printable Sun Template | Simple Mom Project
Easy and Free Summer Sun FREE Word Search Printable for Kids | Real Life at Home
Sun Style Suncatcher Stained Glass For Kids | Simple Mom Project
Sun Theme Activities and FREE Printables | KidSparkz
The sun is the center of our world and the moon lights up our night. You can’t study the solar system without them. Day 4 of creation is full of the heavenly majesties every student should learn about.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!