Jana here with a recipe that is a great learning activity for your children! This is my first year to homeschool (my son turned 5 this summer), and we are using the My Father's World curriculum this year. When we had a unit on the moon, there was a recipe at the back that you could use to make a 'moon cake'. My older two children (ages 5 and 3) love to help in the kitchen, so I knew this would be a great activity! Not only did they love helping (it has you make 'craters' in the 'moon sand', make a small 'volcano', etc as you mix the ingredients), but the end result was super tasty as well!
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 cup milk
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9" round cake pan.
2. Mix 'moon sand' right in the pan. (flour, brown sugar, sugar, and salt)
3. Form 3 craters in the moon - one large, one medium, and one small. Add oil to large crater, baking soda to medium crater, and vanilla to small crater.
4. Pour vinegar into the medium crater and watch it bubble like a volcano. When the volcano stops, add 1 cup milk. Mix everything together to form the moon's surface.
5. Optional: Press 3/4 cup raisins ('moon rocks') into the batter.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick in the center comes out clean. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar ('moon dust')