There are many great zoo sensory tubs out there in the blogosphere, giving me the idea to make one for Trip. My mom found us a set of alphabet animals at a yard sale last year which has been perfect for many letter of the week activities, but especially this one. I used a few containers from around the house to make cages and reused some materials from other sensory tubs to fill them.
Some cut-up tissue paper made good grass.
The materials from our nest of numbers a few weeks ago came in handy again as did the plastic fences from Trip's farm set.
Some batting and decorative glass beads made nice snow and icy water.
Our beans from B week made a good home for the hippo and also double as food when Trip wants to feed the animals.
Trip has had a great time feeding the animals, making them stand on the edges of the tub, and having them play football.