Octopuses

Learn about octopuses with our collection of octopus resources for kids - including colouring pages, worksheets and more fun printables.

Octopus resources for kids

Did You Know?

Octopuses live in the ocean and are famous for having eight long tentacles! They are an intelligent sea creature with excellent eyesight and are great at squeezing into tight spaces, as they have no skeleton.

Fun Fact: An octopus has three hearts!

Our Octopus Activities

Complete The Octopus Puzzle

Complete The Octopus Puzzle

Here's a trickier complete the picture puzzle. Children will need to look closely at the octopus on the right to help them complete the picture on the left. There are a lot of tentacles to copy!

Learn to Draw an Octopus

Learn to Draw an Octopus

Under the sea projects are a favourite with young children and our learn to draw an octupus tutorial will add even more fun.

O is for Octopus Colouring Page

O is for Octopus Colouring Page

O is for Octopus on this colouring page. If you need some inspiration on which colours to use, have a look at the matching colour poster!

Octopus Acrostic Poem Printable

Octopus Acrostic Poem Printable

Octopus is quite a tricky word to make an acrostic poem from - perhaps begin by brainstorming words starting with the letter O? We have four versions to choose from to present the finished poem.

Octopus Colouring Page

Octopus Colouring Page

Colouring is a great activity to help young children practise their pencil control and our cute octopus colouring page is sure to make colouring fun.

Octopus Finger Tracing

Octopus Finger Tracing

Our octopus finger tracing page would also make a great playdough mat.  Print and laminate and use playdoudh to shape the letters and make the octopus some tentacles.

Octopus Grid Copy

Octopus Grid Copy

Our grid copy printables are a great way for the kids to learn how pictures are created and practise pencil control, counting and copying skills. This octopus grid copy is a tricky one with all his tentacles, so not for absolute beginners.

Octopus Handwriting Worksheet

Octopus Handwriting Worksheet

Practise curved letters with help from our octopus handwriting worksheet. The fonts get harder until children have to write the word themselves.

Octopus Lacing Card

Octopus Lacing Card

Here's a fun printable lacing card with a lovely pink octopus. Punch holes around the edges and have fun sewing or lacing! Laminate for extra strength and if you wish to reuse. Click the link below for our printable version.

Octopus Maze

Octopus Maze

This delightful octopus is holding a bottle with a message in it, and an anchor. Ask the kids to guess which arm holds which, and then trace the arms to see if they were right...

Octopus Poster

Octopus Poster

Print and display our cheerful octopus poster as part of an under the sea display or for a sea themed nursery.

Octopus Poster 2

Octopus Poster 2

You can see a few of the octopus's tentacles in this photo poster, but not all of them!

Octopus Scene Card

Octopus Scene Card

Here's a fun and unusual greetings card to send someone special! Simply print onto some good quality card, fold in half then write your message inside!

Octopus Scene Colouring Card

Octopus Scene Colouring Card

I'm sure anyone would be happy to receive this lovely octopus scene colouring card - and that the kids will enjoy colouring it in and giving it!

Octopus Scene Colouring Page

Octopus Scene Colouring Page

There is so much lovely detail to colour in this octopus scene colouring page - not to mention two quirky octopuses! We hope the kids enjoy it...

Octopus Scene Poster

Octopus Scene Poster

"I'd like to be under the sea, in an octopus' garden in the shade." This is the song that springs to mind when I see this octopus scene poster! Perfect for any sea creature display...

Octopus Scene Story Paper

Octopus Scene Story Paper

Have the kids had a trip to the aquarium lately? This octopus story paper would be great for recording details of their day. It's also perfect for creative writing tasks...

Octopus Story Paper

Octopus Story Paper

Can you imagine the undersea world of an octopus? We have lined or handwriting versions of our octopus story paper for you to use to describe that world or for any writing project you choose.

Octopus Tracing Page

Octopus Tracing Page

Children have to trace over the dotted lines around the body and four tenticles to complete the octopus on this tracing page.

Octopus Word Tracing

Octopus Word Tracing

Octopus has lots of curved letters to practise writing, simply trace the dotted letters to make the word.

Octopus Worksheet

Octopus Worksheet

Perfect for encouraging research skills, our octopus worksheet asks children to find out some facts about these amazing sea creatures. 

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