Kindergarten Moon Unit Study
We've been having too much fun with our kindergarten moon study to go along with My Father's World Kindergarten. So far we've made moon dust paint, erupting moon dust, an erupting moon cake, and today we are sharing a new recipe for play, moon dough.
How to Make Moon Dough
We made moon dough exactly like we make baking soda dough. I set out containers full of baking soda, glitter, and water, and I let the boys each add one ingredient to the sensory bin.
They wanted to touch and feel and play with each ingredient as it was added.
I put JZ (6) in charge of adding the water, because it's important to add the water slowly and only use as much is needed to make the baking soda stick together. If too much water is used the baking soda will dissolve.
We prefer liquid watercolors over food coloring, because it washes out easier, but either can be used.
Each step of making our moon dough was fully enjoyed by each of my boys. The texture was gritty and soft at the same time and very relaxing to run between your fingers.
This is a very forgiving recipe for play. How much color and glitter you use is completely subjective to personal preference. The moon dough is "done" when it is form-able and holds its shape.
JZ and J-Bug (5) made "moon rocks" with the dough and enjoyed crushing them to bits inside the bin. When play time is over moon dough can turn into erupting moon dough by squirting vinegar on it. We chose to keep our moon dough in a ziploc bag for future play times. Please note that our hands were black for the rest of the day until after bath time, but all of the color did wash clean with soap in the tub.