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!