A post from Jessica at Boy Terrain.
I found this fantastic see-through blue container at the Dollar Tree as well as the plastic water animals.
I washed those items really, really well before anything else
Then the boys helped me make jello – this container held three packets of jello! We did it in layers and added fish on each level.
I added three straws at the very beginning and once all the jello had set I trimmed the straws so they only came as high as the jello and I stuck pipe cleaners in the straws to look like seaweed-y/grassy stuff. I know. It looks nothing like seaweed-y/grassy stuff. But use your imagination
Our final step was to add an alligator, seal, turtle and frog to the top of the jello.
Here it is from a side view:
I loved doing this activity with Judah – not only did it include “cooking” together, but he also got to learn the names of some water creatures he didn’t previously know about (Seal!). We had a friend over for dinner the evening we served this and Judah was quite excited to show off his plate aquarium and his Jello aquarium.