Our sand exploration continued today as the children made moon sand. Moon sand is quite expensive and cost prohibitive to purchase in bulk for the preschool. There are many recipes on the internet for making it so we gave it a try.
The first step was to measure 16 cupfuls of beach sand and pour it into the tub. We practiced counting in Chinese at the same time. Learning to measure had its challenges but we'll get lots more practice with that skill this year as we explore all of our science themes.
Next 8 cups of cornstarch was added to the sand. The soft powdery feel of cornstarch provides a great sensory experience for the kids.
Getting the right consistency was a challenge. This is a bit too wet still, but as the water evaporated some it became more moldable.
The boys began putting trucks in the sand to see what would happen. They found that the tires make prints in the sand.