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Free Octopus Activities and Worksheets for Preschool!

Check out these awesome Free Octopus Activities and Worksheets for Preschool! Build your ocean knowledge by getting to know all about this 8-legged ocean dweller! Have fun counting octopus legs, putting together an octopus puzzle, and tracing the letter O. These octopus activities will help your little ones build fine motor skills and boost creativity! Color in your octopus with markers and crayons! Print all 10 octopus worksheets below!

Free Octopus Activities and Worksheets for Preschool!
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Octopus Activities for Preschool!

First, use a marker or crayon to trace the letter O in the Letter O Tracing Sheet. Trace it, circle it, color it. Then, engage with a fun Octopus Coloring Sheet saying, “An Octopus has 8 Legs!”. Next, find all 10 octopuses in an Octopus Eye Spy Worksheet. Use a marker or crayon to circle each octopus. To build pincher strength, use small stickers. Peel and stick one sticker onto each octopus. Be sure to print your pages onto cardstock paper for the best results.

Letter O Tracing Sheet
Octopus Coloring Sheet,  "An Octopus has 8 Legs!"
Octopus Eye Spy, Free Octopus Activities and Worksheets

Octopus Worksheets for Preschool

Build pre-writing skills in the Octopus Counting 1-10 Worksheet. Use a marker or crayon to trace each number! Next, put together an exciting Octopus Puzzle! Cut out the puzzle pieces on the right side of the page and glue each piece to its matching number. Finally, use a Dot Dot marker in the Letter O Identification Worksheet. Put a dot into each circle containing the letter O.

Number Tracing 1-10 Octopus Theme Worksheet
Printable Octopus Puzzle, Free Octopus Activities and Worksheets
Octopus Dot Dot Letter O Page, Free Octopus Activities and Worksheets

Under the Sea Worksheets

Count numbers 1-5 in the Octopus Number Counting Worksheet. Cut out the numbers at the bottom of the page and glue each one to its matching row. Next, sort colors blue, red, and purple in the Octopus Color Sorting Worksheet. Cut out the octopuses at the bottom of the page then glue each one to its matching color column. Check out one more great Octopus Coloring Page celebrating the letter O. Use markers and crayons to color in your octopus!

Octopus Number Counting Worksheet, Free Octopus Activities and Worksheets
Octopus Color Sorting Page
Octopus Coloring Page, Free Octopus Activities and Worksheets

Free Octopus Printables!

Finally, match up your letters in the Octopus Letter Matching Worksheet. Cut out the letters at the bottom of the page and glue each one to it’s matching letter. Don’t forget to color in the octopuses. Be sure to check out our Printable Puzzle 10-Pack that is great for building fine motor skills! You can find another under the sea creature in the pack!

Octopus Letter Matching Worksheet, Free Octopus Activities and Worksheets

Octopus Books for Preschool!

Reading with your little ones is a great way to build vocabulary skills, build a social connection, and discover potential interests! Learn fun facts about the amazing octopus and head out on some great adventures! Read “All I Want is an Octopus”, “Also an Octopus”, and “If I had an Octopus”. These books are sure to be a big hit!

"All I Want is an Octopus"
"Also an Octopus"
"If I had an Octopus"

Fun Octopus Activities for Pre-K!

The fun isn’t over! Check out some great ways to keep the octopus theme going! Have fun with these activities to build fine motor skills, boost creativity, and have new experiences!

First, have fun with a Paper Plate Octopus Craft! Have fun filling in your paper plate with Dot Dot markers. Make your octopus colorful! Then, attach 8 streamers to the bottom of the paper plate to show that your octopus has 8 legs! This craft is great for getting creative and counting numbers 1-8.

Check out some great under the sea themed snack ideas from Tonya Staab. My favorite under the sea snack mix from her site contains pretzel stick ‘rods’, Goldfish crackers, and blue candy ‘bubbles’ with popcorn! This is a healthy snack to celebrate an ocean theme!

Finally, check out another great O is for Octopus Craft from Crystal and Comp. This craft is great because it has an additional fine motor element of placing three Cheerios onto each octopus leg. All you need is construction paper, googly eyes, and Cheerios!

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We hope you enjoyed these Free Octopus Activities and Worksheets for Preschool. See all of our Themed Worksheet Packs to build fine motor skills. Head to our entire Preschool Printable Library for tons of fun and learning!

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