Give the kids some play dough and help them spread it out and then give them Popsicle sticks so they can make the cage. I demonstrated how to do this and the girls picked up on it right away.
"A" completes her cage.
Even Little C attempted to make a cage. She likes her animals to have the freedom to wander.
B's lion in his new home.
The girls extended this activity on their own. B took some of the play dough and was trying to feed her animals. She had a hard time rolling the play dough into balls, so I helped her with that and she pretended to be a zookeeper. B's animal will not go hungry.
This was a super fun and very easy activity that took almost no time to set up. We will be doing this again!