We’re rounding down to the last few days in Picture Book Month! You can read more about this month-long celebration on their official website here. Today, the featured author is Joe Kulka. He’s talking Monsters and in celebration of that, we made a Monster Moon Sand Invitation to Play!
I love making different play ideas for my kiddos. Not only does it keep them occupied for what seems like forever while I do cook or do the laundry, but it’s also so beneficial for them to play with these different things and get a feel for constructing with their hands. I particularly like when my kids play with play dough, but moon sand is a very close runner-up. I mean, what else can you play with that kind of sticks together like mud, but then falls apart like sand? I personally played with this stuff for a little while and I had a blast just making hand prints, it felt so cool. So, enjoy this Monster Moon Sand Invitation to Play–with your kids, totally include your kids.
How to Make Monster Moon Sand
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tblspn baby oil
- 1 tspn orange food coloring
Mix all these ingredients together in a large bowl and stir, stir, stir, until mixed together thoroughly.
Putting Together the Monster Moon Sand Invitation to Play
- Place the Monster Moon Sand in the largest foil tin pan you can find (this stuff gets messy).
- Grab some blocks, some googley eyes, wooden beads, pipe cleaners, anything that might help a kiddo make a monster. I even through some old plastic easter eggs in the mix. So much fun.
- Strategically place said invitation to play on the counter near where you cook. Your toddler (and teen and husband, oddly enough) will find their way over to play with it for HOURS.
I don’t know why, but this is the most-played-with invitation to play that we’ve had. And when I finally put it out, my teen son was like “MOM!? Where’d that cool stuff go?!” This is my life. LOL!
Looking for other play ideas for your kiddos? Check out these other invitations to play that we’ve made. My personal favorite is the Star Wars Obleek–turned out so pretty…