Step One: Gather materials.
- black or dark blue paper (to resemble the night sky)
- white & gray colored Play-Doh or Model Magic clay
- plastic caps from a jar or bottle
- chalk or Chalk Markers
- a pencil
Step Two: The child mixes the white and gray playdough to create a “moon-look”.
Step Three: Use the plastic caps to cut out moon shapes/circles. The child holds, turns and pushes the caps.
Step Four: Observe the moon each night and makes a model of it, using the eraser side of the pencil to create its craters.
Step Five: The child makes a model of the moon each night and records the date on the dark piece of paper with the chalk marker.
Step Six: Repeat.