O is for Octopus MFW week 9

So I about 2 months behind posting this.  We took the month of December off of school totally.  Between sickness, Christmas, and family in town it was a good thing because I barley kept up with life much less school.   It was a much needed break, but now that we are back to it I need to catch up with my school posts.

Our words to remember were, “even the octopus praises the Lord.”  We did some fun activities for the unit and read some cute books too, “Follow Me” is a cute book about a  mommy octopus and her babies, I would highly recommend it to go along with the unit.  Here are some of our highlights!

We made these cute yarn octopuses. You can see the tutorial here. I loved this project.  It really doesn’t require many supplies and once I figured out the math, it went pretty quickly.  If you have older ones they could help you do the braiding.
Our “O” stamp made out of some spare foam cut into an “o” and then glued to a bottle cap.
We made Octopuses by tracing our hand upside down and then filling it in with our home made “O” stamp”. Then added goggly eyes and a smile to complete the picture
I made them a ritz cracker and pretzel octopus snack. I used peanut butter in the crackers and then just stuffed the pretzels in there. Then blueberry yogurt with an added drop of blue food coloring for the water and a few pretzel goldfish for swimming.
They played with this octopus sensory bin for a long time. I used water from the sink, sand from our sand box, shells form the dollar store, a few glass beads and then the octopus is from a bag I bought at Joannes with all the sea creatures in it. It was 9.99 and I used a 50% of coupon so it was only 4.99. Hours of fun with this one!



  1. Karyn says:

    Oh! I love all of thise fun ideas! If you have the chance, I’d love to have you particiapte in my weekly Share It Saturday linky party.

  2. Just pinned this! That octopus snack is too cute!

    1. admin says:

      Thanks for stopping by Vicki! I love making cute snacks, it makes the day more fun. Thanks for the pin, have a great week!

  3. laura jones says:

    wish some of the jones kids could come to your school…what fun. you are doing a great job. press on, the years go by so fast. keep having FUN. Praying for you when I think of you~

    1. admin says:

      Oh my goodness, you know I would LOVE to have them! Thanks for your encouragement, it means a lot. We had a hard weekend with lots of confusing disobedience that was discouraging to say the least. It can feel so hard some days, but your right it goes fast, I can’t believe my baby is already turning 6! I keep checking your blog – I have missed my updates, not that you are busy living life or anything! ;o) I too am praying for you guys when I think of you. Love to you and all the Joneses!

  4. Sugar Aunts says:

    We love these ideas! We will be featuring your post on our linky party on Share It Saturday. We will also be sharing with our FB followers. You can see it here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sugar-Aunts/406711342711382?ref=hl

  5. Jennifer says:

    I love you Octopus sensory bin! Thankfully we are taking two weeks with each unit, because I never got around to filling our sensory bin. 🙂 A tip for anyone not wanting to make a stamp (although your idea is wonderful and I have done this before, I think it was after seeing your diy stamp – I have some caps from markers that dried up, they make good “o” s too 🙂

    1. admin says:

      Great idea, and easier too! I love easier these days! :o)

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