I plan on doing a mystery bag twice a week using the letter of the week. For one day, I want to put in a food beginning with the letter, and the other day will be a puppet or stuffed animal. Obviously, the kids will get to eat the food and play with the stuffed animal on those days. I'm having a little trouble thinking of something for every letter though (I want to get as many of them as I can before the year starts, as I don't have my teacher's edition yet, so I don't know the exact order I'm teaching the letters in.) Here's what I have so far (* means I already have the animal, >means I need it, it's just an idea, and ? means I have no idea) I need suggestions, both for more ideas for each one that I don't have yet, so that I don't get stuck on one thing, and for places in NYC I can get them for less than $5 each, because my bank account is empty! >Alligator *Bear >Cat *Dolphin *Elephant >Fish/Flamingo >Gorilla/Goose/Goat *Horse >Indian/Iguana ? J >Kangaroo/Koala >Lion ( I thought I had one, but it doesn't seem to be in the family toy chest) *Moose >Nurse >Owl/Octopus/Ostrich/Otter *Penguin, Panda >Queen *Rabbit >Snake/Squirrel *Turtle ?U ?V >Walrus/Whale ?X (I'm thinking of dropping the stuffed animal/puppet idea for this, and just bringing in a toy xylophone) >Yak >Zebra Suggestions?