Well, we "built" our second sensory box this week and it was a big hit! Our second box is filled with home made moon sand. This was a great opportunity to incorporate many skills, counting, measuring, tactile and fine motor.
First we got all our ingredients, a total of 2! Then we headed out to dad's workshop!
First Hotrod measured out 8 cups of flour, give or take, and a cup of baby oil.
Then came the fun, and the mess, the mixing! I did add a little more baby oil to make the mixture 'mold' better.
After the moon sand was good and mixed we practiced writing letters, building shapes, making hills, mushing it, and using all those good hand muscles needed for handwriting.
And, of course, in our house a project isn't complete unless we use machines in some fashion.
By the end of the day we had spent about 2 hours playing with the moon sand. It was a great experience and will be very helpful on those rainy or hot days when we can't get outside. Luckily we have a garage and workshop to make big messes in, and this can be very messy!