Lil' Miss Smarty Pants was created to share activities (mostly crafts!!) you can do with your own kids or in a teaching setting...almost all of the activities use simple everyday items that are found in most homes with kiddos. We have spent a lot of time looking for fun activities that also have teaching/learning value, and several years trying them out with our preK class. Here are our favorites!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

More Octopuses...

One of my faves!  Another great around-the-house item is toilet paper rolls.  Before hand, paint these whatever color you want your octopus to be. 

This activity uses a few different FINE MOTOR SKILLS...
1.  The kids use kid scissors to cut "legs" out of the bottom of the toilet roll.
2.  Then they use their fingers to "curl" the legs (this isn't as easy for them as it sounds.)
3. They glue a fruit loop on the end of each "leg."
4.  Last step, they glue a couple googly eyes on his little face and they each get to take home a pet octopus!

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