Space Playdough

Another great use for the “ice cream playdough” we made earlier. The playdough is super easy to make, simple mix pre-made frosting with cornflour until you reach the desired consistency! We keep it in the fridge and it has held for over 2 weeks now.

We recently had a Super moon here in Australia and as we sat outside waiting for it to come up, Master N was full of questions about the Moon. He noticed the stars and pointed them out, so we thought we could do a space study and talk about where the moon goes during the day.

Why is it called a pink moon?

Historically, full Moon names were used to track the seasons and, for this reason, often relate closely to nature. The Moon names that we use today stem from Native American and Colonial-era sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, rather than just the full Moon itself.

April’s full Moon is called the Full Pink Moon, heralding the appearance of the “moss pink,” or wild creeping phlox—one of the early spring flowers.

Other April full Moon names include the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon

Our Play Tray

We used our Space Toob for the loose parts and combined it with the 100 things to know about space book to talk about the items and space!

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