Nights Out and Phases of the Moon with My Toddler

We observed the phases of the moon! Last few weeks my son showed interest on planets and the moon. He watched some planet songs for kids from YouTube and started asking questions. He was full of curiosity. So, I decided to show him the Moon and the phases.Instead of having indoor activities to give him the idea of phases of the Moon,our nights out were really a good and fun way to explore the changes of the sky and the Moon!

Phases of the Moon with My Toddler

During the last weeks we went out every day at night. It was really fun and a new experience for him. We visited a nearby playground which stretches over a spacious land area. Although it was night time, the kids’ playground and the adjacent elders’ exercise area was really active with people from around the neighborhood area. So, we stayed there few hours watching sky and playing.

Phases of the Moon with My Toddler

Having a drink while watching around.It was a great experience for him!

We watched sky and some days were full of clouds. There were days we could watch stars. His main attraction was watching the moon.As always he also didn’t forget to play at the playground.

Phases of the Moon with My Toddler

Playground was with few kids.So,he could easily play as he wanted.

Some days,he liked to read a book at the playground.He could read books because it was not crowded with kids as it was night time.

Phases of the Moon with My Toddler

Reading a book at night and at the playground is a really good idea!

We started our night out with crescent shaped moon and yesterday it was almost a circle. (Near to Full Moon) My son who is still a toddler loved his new night time experience. He enjoyed watching moon and changes of the moon shape day by day.

I was with phone camera,so the captures of the moon are not clear enough to share in this blog post.But,below is a capture from yesterday which it was almost Full Moon!

Phases of the Moon with My Toddler

Finally,it is almost Full Moon!

I guess as a toddler, this idea of moon phases from crescent shape to a round shape is good enough to learn bit about the sky, space and stars. He had good time and was not bored! I also had great time watching phases of the moon with my toddler.

Do you walk out at night with kids?Do you like kids night out? What are the activities which you like to do at night with kids? 🙂

Please share your ideas and experiences.

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is an Engineer by profession and currently works as a freelancer.

10 Comments

Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

about 1 year ago

I dont have any decent camera to take photos of the moon but I am using my lumix and the result is not that bad considering my lens if not even telefoto ones. Exposing your kids to the moon by going out is such a nice idea to teach him about it!

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 1 year ago

Next time I want to bring my digi camera,I guess it is better than the phone camera... We had great time watching the moon... :)

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Karren Haller

about 1 year ago

He is just darling. The one on the slide is my favorite!

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 1 year ago

Thank you,he enjoys his new adventure of going out at night... :)

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Lydia C. Lee

about 1 year ago

We go to vivid every year, even when one was a baby. In fact there are a few night time activities just for children here. It's fun!

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 1 year ago

I also found night time outdoor activities are fun for kids...

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Dominique Goh

about 1 year ago

I don't really go out at night with the kids as they are normally busy with homework from school but if we do it will be to the park/playground nearby too.

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 1 year ago

Nearby playgrounds are great for a quick night out....

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Emily

about 1 year ago

What a cool Mom!! Taking your son out to the park at night to check out the phases of the moon. So fun. :)

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Amila Wickramarachchi

Amila Wickramarachchi

about 1 year ago

We had great time and he easily remember the shapes of the moon in this way...It really worked :)

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