Antartica Sensory Tub

This tub was created with a similar idea as my oceanic sensory tub. However, I added different textures for my daughter to play with. 

For this sensory tub, I gathered:

  • Animal toy figures
  • Blue jelly
  • Coconut shavings
  • Plate
  • Large tub

The day before I planned to play the game, I added some animals in ice trays and kept them in freezer overnight. The following day, I added the blue jelly on one side of the tub and coconut shavings on the other to replicate snow.

Next, I placed all the figures in the tub and allowed my daughter to explore the sensory tub. She loved combining the jelly with snow and the sensation caused when I added hot water. 

During our play time, we talked about the animal names, their living conditions, and how cold it would be to live in such areas. Her chatters continued as we cleaned up the toys in the sink and dried them with a towel.


A few arctic theme items I like below. 



Enjoy the journey xx

Check out some of my other crafts below!

Sea life sensory tray!

Spring sensory tub! 

If you like wooden, this is a lovely set and you can add sensory beads, cotton wool balls and blue fabrics instead of jelly & wet items.

Sensory Fabric Sequins

Pom Poms (great to use with tweezers and scoops, to transfer into a bowl or a different area)


A variety of great sensory activities, to dance and play with. I used the blue scarf for our antarctic theme. My all time favourite figurines are scheich and papo. They are the best quality and most realistic although all items below we use and are great! The big 52 piece pack is also good for the bath and I am not so precious about them if they get misplaced. 


Water sensory beads

Sensory Accessories we love. Great to use to transfer items from one bowl to another etc. Perfect for fine motor skills and to help their finger bones get stronger. 


But these look good too!

Artic books

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