Happy Moon Day ! Did you watch the rocket New Shepard blast off today ? They picked July 20 commemorates a very special day in the history of the world. It is the day when man first walked on the moon in 1969. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that carried Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilots, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins
Apollo 11 :
On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon. About six-and-a-half hours later, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. As he took his first step, Armstrong famously said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
How at Home I am celebrating: Southern Moon Pies
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup marshmallow creme
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
To Make Cookie Crusts: In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine and white sugar. Add egg, evaporated milk, and vanilla. Mix well. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Add flour mixture slowly to sugar mixture while stirring. Mix just until all ingredients are combined.Drop the dough onto greased cookie sheet by rounded tablespoonfuls. Leave at least 3 inches in between each one; dough will spread as it bakes.Bake in preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes, until firm when pressed with finger. Allow to cool at least one hour before filling.
To Make Marshmallow Filling: In a medium mixing bowl, blend together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, confectioners’ sugar, flavored extract, and marshmallow creme. Mix until smooth. Assemble pies by spreading 1 to 2 tablespoonfuls of filling on flat side of a cookie crust, then covering filling with flat side of another cookie crust.
Children Books to Read:
children’s books about the moon.
- I took the Moon for a Walk
- If you Decide to Go to the Moon
- Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me
- Goodnight Moon (my daughter’s favorite book!)
- Mouse and the Moo
Ingredients For Homemade Moon Sand
- 2 Cups of flour
- 1/4 cup of Baby oil (other oil options could be used eg. vegetable oil)
- Food coloring (optional)
Step 1: Pour 2 cup full of flour into your activity tray.
Step 2: Add 1/4 cup of baby oil and mix all ingredients with your fingers.
Note: Make sure you mix well so that the baby oil reaches all of the flour.
Step 3: Add a teaspoon of food colouring (optional).