Activity of the Day – Moon Dough

I’ve been curious to try out a few activities that look like fun. I saw a lovely post here on making your own Moon Dough and decided to give it a go.

Moon Dough

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of white flour
  • 1 cup of baby oil

Method

  • Add the flour to your bowl.
  • Add the oil to the flour.
  • Mix up using a whisk until the clumps are minimal and the mixture is light and fluffy.

You can make this edible and baby safe by using vegetable oil instead.

20140118_10081420140118_100842 20140118_100851 20140118_100913

I got out some of the outdoor sand equipment we have – bucket, spade, rabbit mould and sifter and made these available to Joshua to use. You can also make small cups, spoons and cookie cutters available nearby but I think it is helpful for your child to experience the texture of the moon dough first before putting tools in so I didn’t put them straight in the bucket.

I consider this to be a sensory exercise and a good one as it is easily made from common household items. We do not have sand or a sand pit at home so this is  good substitute. Joshua really enjoyed digging through it and experiencing the texture of the dough which is light and fluffy. Lots of fun and it was a success as Joshua was occupied for 45 minutes with this and went back to it after lunch.

Advertisements

One thought on “Activity of the Day – Moon Dough

  1. Pingback: How To Make Moon Dough - The Good Mother Project

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s