Goodnight Moon

Before Five In a Row

Goodnight Moon by, Margaret Wise Brown

Bible Time:

“Ask and it will be given to you
Seek and you will find
Knock and the door will be opened to you.
For he who asks receives and he who seeks finds and to him who knocks the door will be open.”
Matthew 7:7-8

Afternoon School:

  • We completed one lesson each day from Teach Your Child to Read
  • We started working on Math U See lessons each day to see how we like the program


We really enjoyed our first week of Before Five In a Row. We went ahead and started with Goodnight Moon since that was the only book I owned and I was waiting for my BFIAR manual and you could download the Goodnight Moon week for free from the website : ) The kiddos had a blast! I really am so thankful that God brought this curriculum across our path. It is a perfect combo for my 4 year old and 2 year old. Joshua loves reading the book and doing the crafts (coloring, painting, etc.) and Amelia really enjoys the extra activities we complete based on the book.

Here they are painting this shoebox and glueing on the pictures that match up to the room from Goodnight Moon. I got this idea from this website here and used the story sequencing printables from Homeschool Share‘s free lapbook link.


Amelia kindly pointed out we should’ve painted the “floor” red to match the picture : ) She’s such a smarty pants!

Here’s the finished product! They had a blast and now she sets her dollies up in the “room” : )

Here she is completing the 3 Little Bears match-up game from the Homeschool Share link as well.


She’s so into cutting and pasting so I had her glue them onto their own paper after she sorted them out.

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This was our moon and stars mobile : ) I used what I had on hand instead of buying some rods and it worked great! This was from the BFIAR Fold & Learn which you have to sign up on their website and then you get access to all the Fold & Learn activities for the books.


I was so excited to find a link from our favorite website Homeschool Creations for their Read! Build! Write! mats. She has quite a few vocabulary words for the BFIAR books.



We also made some astronaut helmets : ) One of the books we read talked a lot about astronauts on the moon and Amelia asked a lot of questions about their special spacesuits. We watched an episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood where he made astronaut helmets out of cardboard boxes so that’s what we did : )


Josh thought it would work better as a box to sit in : )


Look at me!


I told her to decorate it however she wanted and this is the end result : ) Very pretty!


And I didn’t take a picture but we did do the oreo cookie demonstration of the different phases of the moon… really it was just a great opportunity to justify buying some oreos! But you take 4 oreos and scrape out the frosting to make the shapes of a crescent, half, gibbous and full moon.

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And we completed our first lapbook using the printables from the Homschool Share’s free lapbook link I listed above. We glued on the fingerplay from the Fold & Learn and we did the Right vs Left mittens where she traced her hand inside. We also glued on the Goodnight Moon ABC Book from One Little Two Little. We glued on the Hickory Dickory Dock cut and paste book and we made a little pocket to put in the rhyming cards. We did the Moon Phases pinwheel and the rhyming words house : )

Here are some of the extra books we read during our afternoon read aloud time:

When The Moon is Full by, Mary Azarian

What the Moon is Like by Franklyn M. Branley (Let’s Read and Find Out)

The Sky is Full of Stars by Franklyn M. Branley (Let’s Read and Find Out)

The Moon Seems to Change by Franklyn Branley (Let’s Read and Find Out – first edition) – This was the perfect basic level for her

Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle (super cute book!)

If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty


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