Update on Our Creepy Zombie Forest -and- Zombie Defrost Sensory Bin

About a week ago, I posted on our alternative to fairy/gnome gardens: zombie forest. At the time our seeds had not yet sprouted so the forest looked a little barren. Well the seeds have grown in now and I can say that it looks exactly how we imagined it should.
First, let me share how it looked the day we planted it:
Zombie Garden from Suzy Homeschooler (3)
And here’s how it looked a few days ago:
Zombie Forest Update 1 from Suzy Homeschooler
Now, here’s how it looks today:
Zombie Forest Update 2 from Suzy Homeschooler (1) Zombie Forest Update 2 from Suzy Homeschooler (2)
Doesn’t it look like the zombies are coming out of the woods? I’m really quite pleased with the overgrown look that the grass has given. Both SunnyGirl and LittleMan are really enjoying playing with this. They’ve added some pinto beans which have started to sprout in the back, and some waterbeads and loose leaves up near the stone river. A few of the zombies have wandered away from the forest, bound for the city I’m sure.

If you recall, the zombie forest only took a couple dozen zombies to make, but the zombies came in a bag of 100 so I had to think of some activities for the left over zombies. So far all I’ve come up with is this sensory bin:
Zombie Defrost Sensory Bin from Suzy Homeschooler (1)
I put a zombie into each compartment of two ice cube trays then poured coffee over them. Froze the zombies in the coffee. Then I popped the frozen coffee cubes out of the tray into a bin of moss, sticks, and rocks for LittleMan to play with.
Zombie Defrost Sensory Bin from Suzy Homeschooler (2)
As he played the ice slowly melted, and he realized there was something inside of the cubes. At this point he used his hands, and the sticks, to try and free the zombies from the frozen coffee. It was fun, but kind of sticky.

We still have a few dozen zombies left to try and find some use for. Any suggestions?

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