Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Crescents Lesson Plan

Crescent Boat Picture

Objective: To learn about the shape crescent (moon)

Message: Crescents are circles with a piece missing. Crescent is another name for moon.

Book(s): Shape by Shape by Suse Macdonald

Fine Motor Skills: SCEW page 8

Gross Motor Skills: Baking crescent rolls. Preschoolers can help by taking the crescent roll dough out of the refrigerator, rolling the dough into crescents, and placing the rolls on a baking sheet.

Craft/Activity: Crescent Pictures


  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons


  1. Cut some construction paper into crescents.
  2. Glue a crescent onto another piece of paper.
  3. Use crayons to fill in the rest of the picture. Examples include using a crescent as a boat and drawing in the sail and water, using a crescent as a moon and drawing in the rest of the night sky, and using a crescent as a smile or frown and drawing in the rest of a face.

Shapes Review: BPW pages 42-45


Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
Shapes and Colors Educational Workbook (Pre-K Kindergarten). 2014. The Clever Factory, Inc.

Image Credits

Crescent Boat Picture © 2014 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, homemaker, homeschooler, and mother.

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