Moon Sand

Math & Science

18 months  – 4 years

Marvelous moon sand. Moon sand provides a soothing sensory experience and will stretch a child’s imagination. Moulding, sifting and scooping the sand is also great for developing hand and arm muscles. 


    • 8 cups of all purpose flour 
    • 1 cup of baby oil (alternatively use vegetable oil) 
    • Large mixing bowl 
    • Spatula 
    • Large tray or bin 
    • Toys, letters or shapes (optional) 


      1. Combine the flour and oil in the mixing bowl.
      2. Mix with a spatula until saturation. Add more flour or oil as needed to achieve desired consistency.
      3. Empty the moon sand onto a large tray or bin.
      4. Enjoy playing with the sand by moulding shapes, then breaking it down to its original crumbly texture. Incorporate toys and shapes to play with in the sand. 

      Increase the Fun

      1. A splash of colour – Add some colour to the moon sand with a few drops of food colouring or powdered tempera paint.
      2. Excavation fun – Bury small toys and objects in the moon sand and search for them. 

      At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

      Fun Fact

      Moon sand was given its name due to its crumbly texture and similar look to the surface of the moon. 

      Conversations with your child

      • Would you like to mix the ingredients together? 
      • Does the sand feel warm or cold? 
      • What shapes are you going to make? 
      • What colour is the moon? 
      • Can you sprinkle the sand using your fingers? 

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