A dirt recipe?! Oh the memories! This is an all time favorite of my childhood. Who is with me? We made dirt this week to celebrate Earth Day. Join us, or make it because it just feels right. This is an easy dirt recipe to make toddler friendly. There are a few actions, like smashing and mixing that are real fun for every age. One recipe note: use whatever you have. If you want to make pudding from scratch, do it! Use whatever cookies you have, not all of us are so lucky to have oreos on hand like I did!
- 6 small cups (or 1 large bowl)
- Measuring cup
- Ziploc bag
- Instant pudding mix
- Other ingredients for instant mix (like milk)
- Oreos (or cookies)
- Gummy worms
PARENT AND LITTLE ONE STEPS
Get the ingredients ready
All of em. Tools too!
Water and soap.
We’re so good at this!
Smash the cookies
We just squeezed them between our fingers in the bag.
If you want more bang, you can smash them with a meat tenderizer, etc. Be careful and watch for fingers!
Make the instant pudding as directed
I used a Jello mix. It required us to mix 3 cups of milk into the powder.
It started to set real fast!
Make the layers
Start with a worm.
Then some rocks.
Add a layer of pudding.
Top it off with more dirt and worms.
Here is where this dirt recipe is all about improvising. Do what feels right.