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 about octopuses with our collection of octopus resources for kids - including colouring pages, worksheets and more fun printables.
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
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 on this colouring page. If you need some inspiration on which colours to use, have a look at the matching colour poster!
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.
Did you know that an octopus can change colour to blend in with its surroundings or even as a way to communicate with other octopuses? The children can use the number key to find out the colour of the octopus (and the other parts of the picture too) on this colour-by-number activity.
This lovely octopus sits against a bubbly underground background so that he "pops" out of the page for the kids to colour in.
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.
The children can use their crayons or coloured pencils to colour in this funny octopus, then practise writing the word 'octopus' over the dotted lines on the second sheet.
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.
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.
Practise curved letters with help from our octopus handwriting worksheet. The fonts get harder until children have to write the word themselves.
Our octopus printable jigsaw would be a great addition to an 'under the sea' themed busy bag. Simply print and cut out following our jigsaw instructions and cutting guides and slip into an envelope with the picture glued to the front.
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.
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...
Print and display our cheerful octopus poster as part of an under the sea display or for a sea themed nursery.
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!
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!
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...
"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...
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...
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.
This lovely octopus template may not be very "real life" but he is appealing and kids will enjoy his curly legs! You could even cut a few octopuses out of card and hang them, linked up, to dangle in the breeze.
This octopus has 8 "legs" that will need cutting out carefully - but when done he sits nicely on the bottom of a sea-bed for an underwater display!
Children have to trace over the dotted lines around the body and four tenticles to complete the octopus on this tracing page.
Octopus has lots of curved letters to practise writing, simply trace the dotted letters to make the word.
Perfect for encouraging research skills, our octopus worksheet asks children to find out some facts about these amazing sea creatures.
This pirate octopus colouring page look so much fun to colour in. It must be useful having 8 legs when it comes to guarding your pirate treasure - to hold a cutlass and a hook and the key to the chest too!