Mercedes' science theme for week 2 of MFW Kindergarten was the moon. One of the activities we did for this lesson was make a "moon cake". I got this recipe from MFW Kindergarten teacher's guide.
We started out by mixing up some "moon sand". 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp salt.
We made 3 "craters" in the moon sand. A big, medium and little one.
Mercedes poured 5 tablespoons of olive oil into the large crater.
She added 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the small crater.
And 1 teaspoon of baking soda into the medium crater.
Then she made a "volcano" by pouring 1 tablespoon of vinegar into the baking soda crater.
She added a cup of milk and mixed it all together to form the moon's surface.
She sprinkled on some "moon rocks" (1/2 cup of raisins). We poured the batter into a greased 8" round cake pan and baked it at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Once the moon was baked, we sprinkled it with "moon dust" (powdered sugar).
We made a "full moon".
A "half moon".
And a "crescent moon".
And we called the completely eaten cake a "new moon".
Mercedes had a blast making this cake, and honestly it was incredibly delicious as well. I think we will make this occasionally just for fun!