Eat! Make! Read! Watch! Celebrate Moon Day on July 20

🚀 Recipes, Crafts, Books, and Movies to Mark the Anniversary of the First Moon Landing

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher July 15, 2020

In President Kennedy's speech to Congress on May 25, 1961, he expressed concern that the United States was falling behind the Soviet Union in technology and prestige. He issued a challenge for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. 

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center. Four days later, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the moon, and proclaimed, "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind."

National Moon Day (July 20) commemorates this historic moment, which was reported by NASA as being "the single greatest technological achievement of all time." Join in the celebration with these fun ideas to Eat, Make, Read, Watch!

• EAT •

1.) Our Rocket Fruit Kabobs are simply fresh fruit on a skewer.

2.) Star Biscuit Bites are a simple snack that starts with pre-made biscuit dough.

3.) Homemade Moon Pies are fun for the whole family to bake together... and delicious to eat together too!

4.) Or simply use a star-shaped cookie cutter on watermelon slices!

• MAKE •

1.) Homemade Moon Sand is a great sensory activity for all ages.

2.) For toddlers and preschoolers, make a soda bottle rocket ship, a splatter paint galaxy, or an Earth squish painting.

3.) For older kids, make a film canister rocket, a hovercraft, or moon dust.

• READ •

The following books are available to borrow from the Douglas County Libraries. Simply click the book's title to make a Hold Request.






WALL•E ©Disney•Pixar 2008. All rights reserved.

The following movies are available to borrow from the Douglas County Libraries. Simply click the movie's title to make a Hold Request.




You can also watch the entire documentary, Moonwalk One, on YouTube: