I am a very tactile person. I shop with my hands, I hand knead bread dough, I have difficulty resisting touching plants in public places to feel if they are real. Perhaps because of this, I’m all for giving my kids tactile experiences.
Yesterday, I paid 3.79 for green “Moon Sand,” a relatively new product by Crayola. It’s basically wax covered sand. I didn’t buy it because my children begged for it. I must confess I simply wanted to feel it.
I can tell you that the children enjoyed it, outside. However, I have to tell you that the texture is almost exactly like… brown sugar. For half the price, give your children a bag of brown sugar and let them press it into small measuring cups and plastic cookie cutters. Yes, they’ll eat it, but think of the fun they’ll have and the money you will save. If you’re still queasy about wasting good sugar, just make it an educational objective. That should remove all guilt.
I think I’ll give them some brown sugar tomorrow. 😀
Any other tactile experiences we should try?