Before FIAR: Goodnight Moon

Friday, March 30, 2012

We’ve been doing this unit for sometime now because this book, Goodnight Moon, is one of my son’s favorite  and he loves the activities that we do to go along with it.  Since we spent most of our afternoon outdoors, I seldom have the time to write about our updates.  To cut my rant short, this has been a week-long overdue and I just have to post it so I can brush it off my mind.  Here are the activities we did for Goodnight Moon (B4FIAR):

Identifying the things that we see inside the little bunny’s room.  I got this printables from Homeschool Share.


As we read along the book, he would take a picture from the left and matched it to the object in the book.


And here, he went inside his room to identify the things that we can see there, just like in the book.


We worked on the printables that I got from Homeschool Creations.  This is the Read, Write and Spell... and instead of forming the words using magnetic letters like we used to, this time I had him write it on paper to practice his writing skills.


Identifying beginning letter using clip cards and shadow matching.



Again, practice of writing skills.


We also read the book, Hey Diddle Diddle, which I got from the library.  And made these stick puppets as we recite the rhyme.  Read about the whole activity here


For math, we learned about the clock faces and time :) Here’s my post for this.


We also had number cards and counters.


For science, we studied the phases of the moon.  You can read more about the activity here.


And that’s all what we had for Goodnight Moon Before FIAR.  I hope you can get some ideas here to help you with your Before FIAR as well.  Happy weekend!

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  1. Super row! Love it all. The stick puppets are great - the clocks, too. Looking forward to seeing what you did for the moon. Great job!

  2. The stick puppets are too cute ~ and I LOVE the felt Earth and sun!!!!

  3. What a fun "row" - the stick puppets are way cute!! And WOW - love the felt earth & sun!!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you tomorrow =-)

  4. You always have such great activities! I featured your post and photo in my Goodnight Moon Resources and Activities post at