How to make moon sand? | sensory activities
Lunar Sand is a fun dough with which you can model many things. Its wet but dry earth texture allows your children to enjoy a very pleasant sensory experience. Shapes can be created from molds and undone, just by touching them.
Making it is easy, fast and cheap!
Help children to...
Stimulate and enhance their creativity and imagination .
Explore the texture with their hands and feet , sensorily integrating themselves into its texture.
Develop tactile sensitivity .
With it we take the opportunity to teach concepts such as: shapes, sizes, quantities, colors.
Promotes the development of fine motor skills .
Improve your ability to concentrate.
Strengthen the emotional bond with the adult through magical moments of interaction with your children.
How to prepare it?
9 cups of flour
1 cup of vegetable oil
1 plastic container
1 resealable bag
Step by Step
1. Put the 9 cups of flour in the plastic container.
2. Add the vegetable oil.
3. We knead with our hands mixing the ingredients.
Don't worry if the preparation doesn't come out like a dough, in fact it seems that the preparation is very dry, but when you crush it, it molds perfectly.
Once you use the Lunar Sand, you can store it in a resealable bag so that it is preserved and you can use it many more times.
How to play with her?
don't force your children to do things, allow them to play a lot of imagination , exploration and imitation. With your example you will teach them little by little how to use the lunar sand and enjoy it.
From 9 months
- We put the moon sand in a large container so that your baby can sit on it and thus explore the texture with his whole body.
- We play to cover some parts of the body with lunar sand, such as: hands and feet.
From 12 months
- We use paper tubes and shovels so that babies can introduce the moon sand through them and watch it fall.
- We can use molds to shape the Lunar Sand
From 16 months
- We play to hide some element in front of their eyes, so that your baby finds it among the Lunar Sand.
From 22 months
- We make balls and begin to count them.
- We make figures of different sizes and we mention which ones are big and small making comparisons.
- We can make long and short strips to compare this feature.
From 24 months
- We play to match elements such as strips or balls, for example we make a big and a small ball and we play to fill the small boilita until it is the same size as the big one, we can also make a long strip and a small one, and we play complete the small strip until it is as long as the other, we take the opportunity to talk about the concept "same".
- We can give simple orders with quantities of elements that we make with the Lunar Arena, for example we say "give me 3 figures" "put 3 sticks there".