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13 Free Printable Moon Phases Worksheets – the 8 Phases of the Moon

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Today’s printable gift is a free pack of printable moon phases worksheets. You’ll find everything you’ll need to learn and teach your child about the 8 phases of the moon.

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Printable Moon Phases Worksheets

The following worksheets and moon phases are a great way to teach children or students about the moon, its phases, and its role in our night sky. Actually, this topic is so interesting that we adults might also learn new things. And hey, Usually, my printables are free for personal use only, but you can also use these in a classroom.

How to use the worksheets

Simply print out the worksheets and let your child learn about the moon. And if you print out all of the printables, you can make a fun and clever book about the moon. Psst! Grab also the fun Moon Observation Journal Sheet.

The printables are US letter size, but can resize them and print them as A4, for example.

I’ve created a lot of printables about moon activity and different phases of the moon.

Please note that in these printables the moon is observed from the Northern Hemisphere.

Free printable Moon Phases – 8 phases of the moon

This free printable shows the different phases of the moon.

Printable Moon Phases - 8 phases of the moon
8 Phases of the Moon

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Moon Activity – 8 Phases of The Moon Worksheet

Printable Phases of the Moon Worksheet
Printable Phases of the Moon Worksheet

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8 Phases of The Moon in order

This free printable shows each moon phase in order.

Phases of the Moon in order Printable
Phases of the Moon in Order Printable

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Name the 8 moon phases in order (free printable worksheet)

Phases of the Moon Printable Worksheet - name the moon phases
Name the Moon Phases Printable Worksheet

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Draw the 8 moon phases in order (free printable worksheet)

Phases of the Moon Printable Worksheet - draw the moon phases
Draw the Moon Phases Printable Worksheet

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Moon Activity – Phases of The Moon individual Worksheets (free printables)

Here you can find each moon phase on a separate page. But before we get to those, let’s go through what are at the 8 phases of the moon.

What are the 8 phases of The Moon?

The 8 phases of the moon are:

  • New moon
  • Waxing crescent moon
  • First-quarter moon
  • Waxing gibbous moon
  • Full moon
  • Waning gibbous moon
  • Third-quarter moon
  • Waning crescent moon
  • New moon

What do waxing and waning mean?

Waxing means growing.

Waning means shrinking.

What do gibbous and crescent mean?

Gibbous (of the moon) means the illuminated part is bigger than a semi-circle but smaller than a full circle.

Crescent (of the moon) is the curved sickle-shaped illuminated part of the moon. It’s smaller than a semi-circle.

And here are the printables.

1. New Moon (MOON PHASE PRINTABLE WORKSHEET)

The new moon is the first phase of the moon. It begins when the moon is not visible from the earth.

Printable Moon Phases Worksheet - New Moon
New Moon (Printable Moon Phases Worksheet)

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2. Waxing Crescent Moon (MOON PHASE PRINTABLE WORKSHEET)

The waxing crescent moon is the second phase of the moon. The visible part of the moon gets bigger each day until it becomes a half-moon – the first quarter moon.

Waxing means growing.

Crescent (of the moon) is the curved sickle-shaped illuminated part of the moon. It’s smaller than a semi-circle.

Printable Moon Phases Worksheet - Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon (Printable Moon Phases Worksheet)

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3. First Quarter Moon (MOON PHASE PRINTABLE WORKSHEET)

The first quarter moon is the third phase of the moon. It takes place when the moon is about one-quarter of its way around the earth.

Printable Moon Phases Worksheet - First Quarter Moon
First Quarter Moon (Printable Moon Phases Worksheet)

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4. Waxing Gibbous Moon (MOON PHASE PRINTABLE WORKSHEET)

The waxing gibbous moon is the fourth phase of the moon. It occurs when more than half but less than all of the moon is visible from the earth.

Waxing means growing.

Gibbous (of the moon) means the illuminated part is bigger than a semi-circle but smaller than a full circle.

Printable Moon Phases Worksheet - Waxing Gibbous Moon
Waxing Gibbous Moon (Printable Moon Phases Worksheet)

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5. Full Moon (MOON PHASE PRINTABLE WORKSHEET)

The full moon takes place when the moon is fully visible from the earth.

Printable Moon Phases Worksheet - Full Moon
Full Moon (Printable Moon Phases Worksheet)

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6. Waning Gibbous Moon (MOON PHASE PRINTABLE WORKSHEET)

The waning gibbous moon comes after the full moon. Each day, the visible part of the moon gets smaller until it becomes a half-moon – the third quarter moon.

Waning means shrinking.

Gibbous (of the moon) means the illuminated part is bigger than a semi-circle but smaller than a full circle.

Printable Moon Phases Worksheet - Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon (Printable Moon Phases Worksheet)

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7. Third Quarter Moon (MOON PHASE PRINTABLE WORKSHEET)

The third-quarter moon occurs when half of the moon is visible from the earth.

Printable Moon Phases Worksheet - Third Quarter Moon
Third Quarter Moon (Printable Moon Phases Worksheet)

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8. Waning Crescent Moon (MOON PHASE PRINTABLE WORKSHEET)

The waning crescent moon comes after the third quarter when the visible part of the moon becomes smaller each day until it is not visible, making it a new moon again.

Waning means shrinking.

Crescent (of the moon) is the curved sickle-shaped illuminated part of the moon. It’s smaller than a semi-circle.

Printable Moon Phases Worksheet - Waning Crescent Moon
Waning Crescent Moon (Printable Moon Phases Worksheet)

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There’s something excited about the moon, and it inspires many people, including artists and musicians. Moon is the only other place in the solar system where humans have set foot. The moon has a significant impact on us, and the tides are just one example.

So print out these free printable worksheets today and have fun learning about the moon.

Printable Moon Phases Worksheets - Free Printable PDFs by SaturdayGift
Printable Moon Phases Worksheets

More free printables you might like

If you liked these printables, you might also enjoy the Moon Observation Journal and the Lunar Calendars.

The Moon Observation Journal is perfect for fun learning or summer camping trips. You’ll observe the moon’s activity and draw what you see.

Printable Moon Observation Log by SaturdayGift

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The Lunar Calendar 2022 is so fun and cute! Check out the dates of new moons, first quarter moons, full moons and third moons of each month.

Free Printable 2022 Lunar Calendar by SaturdayGift

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