I have been loving teaching the Fine Arts class in our program this year! We have two days of music, two days of art, and one day of a sensory activity. For one of our sensory activities, we made "cloud dough" or "mood sand." I found quite a few different recipes online, and don't remember which one I used. Pretty much, cloud dough is 1 part flour and 1/8 part of baby oil. Mix together and you're ready to play!
While making our cloud dough, I had my students work on finding the biggest cup (1 cup) and the smallest cup (1/8). Each student made their own batch. I created these visual instructions for each student - download here.
A quick funny story - when it came time to mix the dough with their hands, one of my students said, "But I can't, my mom always tells me to mix with a spoon." Um, okay, I guess I can't argue with that.
I was surprised with the students who were really engaged with the sand...and the ones who weren't at all! The ones who I thought would hate it couldn't get enough of it, so I guess you don't know until you try! It was fun to mold and then break items with the sand. We even added glitter to one of them :)
Now we have cloud dough in our classroom. Super fun.