If you're not familiar with the Moon Hoax, it was the fake news of 1835. A newspaper wanting to boost circulation began "reprinting" a Scottish science journal detailing the amazing sights a new telescope had found on the moon.
For our art activity, we did our own version with plain paper replacing a circle cut out of construction paper.
Some of the kids did pictures on the front and back of the white paper, so that you could put it up to a window and see more things.
For our snack, we went with the song 15 Miles on the Erie Canal. If you haven't heard the song (I had to sing it in grade school, and we did not sound anything like as good as that link), the chorus mentions that they hauled some lumber, coal, and hay.
So we ate lumber (pretzel logs), coal (chocolate chips), and hay (shredded wheat). Possibly,all those years of doing gingerbread houses has warped my mind.