One of the coolest animals in the ocean is the octopus! These super intelligent creatures that have 8 arms are even able to use tools with them!
Since they’re so smart (probably because they have 9 brains!), we thought they’d be the perfect sea animal to help kids learn to spell their names!
This octopus name craft is a great opportunity for kids to learn more about these amazing animals and practice letter recognition and spelling their names.
Also be sure to check out some more ocean crafts for kids for even more underwater fun!
Octopus Kids Craft
Our cute little octopus has gathered up some special bubbles with letters on them for kids to put in the correct order. Kids could also practice writing their letters by filling in blank bubbles to spell their name.
This fun and personalized craft will be a hit with your kids, so be sure to download the free template and dive right in.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Octopus template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the octopus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the eyes just below each of the eyebrows.
Take the octopus and glue it to a blue piece of 8.5″x11″ paper.
Use the bubble letters to spell out the child’s name below the octopus.
Finish up by drawing wave lines on the background piece of paper.
While you’re here, check out our many other name crafts that we’re sure your kids will love to make as a creative way to display their name!
Ocean Ideas For Kids
This summer is the perfect time for kids to learn more about the ocean and all the amazing things living there.
From books to crafts, we have ocean themed ideas that will be both entertaining and educational for kids. Keep reading below to see some of our favorite ocean crafts and activities that will keep your kiddos engaged and learning this summer!
Ocean Books For Kids
There’s something special about snuggling up with your little ones and getting lost in a good book. As a parent, you want to give your child the best start in life, and reading to them is a wonderful way to do just that.
Reading together boosts language development, cognitive skills, and imagination. Plus, it’s a fun way to introduce your child to new worlds, ideas, and perspectives.
The Snail and the Whale– Julia Donaldson, author of the famous book The Gruffalo, brings kids another fun book about an unlikely set of friends. Snail and Whale have lots of fun together in this colorful book!
Shark Lady– This children’s book is based upon the true story of Eugenie Clark, aka, The Shark Lady. Learn about her love of sharks, her discoveries, and the inspiring message of going after what you want in life.
The Rainbow Fish -This is a classic children’s book with a wonderful message for children. In it, a fish learns to share his favorite possession, his glittery scales, with his friends!
Ocean Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great activity for kids of all ages for a multitude of reasons. Besides being a fun activity to do with friends and family, it’s a good way to develop fine motor skills, thinking outside of the box, and focus. Kids are able to use their creativity and imaginations when they craft.
It gives them a sense of pride and accomplishment when they complete their project. They’re excited to show you what they’ve created, so encourage them to get crafting today with some more ocean crafts.
Fish Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Swim on over to take a look at this fun craft! Kids will love to either play pretend or display their beautiful fish once they’ve followed our easy step by step instructions to make their very own fish puppet!
Shark Tissue Paper Craft – Make shark week even more fun with this cute tissue paper craft! Kids are able to hone their fine motor skills as they fill in the template with their scrunched up pieces of tissue. Don’t worry, this friendly shark won’t bite.
3D Crab Craft – Look no further for a really cool craft your kids will be amazed with. Once your kiddos get done with this crab, he’ll look like he’d be able to just walk right off the paper! Grab the template to bring the beach home.
Whale Handprint Craft – Kids will have whale-sized fun with this handprint craft! They’ll craft a cute whale complete with a handful of water spouting out. This craft is a great addition to any ocean themed study, so give it a try!
Ocean Activities For Kids
For fun, colorful, and engaging activities for kids to do this summer, be sure to get our ocean animal printable preschool worksheets.
This set is filled with over 20 pages of fun ways to learn and practice important skills like writing, letter recognition, color recognition, fine motor skills, and so much more. These worksheets will provide hours of entertainment and learning for your kiddos!
Break out the crayons or markers for these ocean animal color by numbers! Kids will love all the different ocean animals revealed by matching numbers and colors.
Coloring is a fun activity that kids enjoy, and these sheets are a fun way to learn more about ocean animals, numbers, colors, sight words, and fine motor skills!
We have a new game for you to add to family game night! This ocean animal printable matching game is a fun way to spend time with one another and help kids learn more about different sea creatures.
They’ll also work on memory, focus, and visual discrimination when they play this matching game!
Do your kids love their pattern blocks? Then it’s time to download these ocean animal pattern block mats and get the tangrams out!
Kids will learn patterns, shapes, and colors when they use these sheets with their tangrams! Laminate the sheets for continued fun all summer long.
Fun Summer Finds
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More Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Octopus template
- Download the octopus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the eyes just below each of the eyebrows.
- Take the octopus and glue it to a blue piece of 8.5"x11" paper.
- Use the bubble letters to spell out the child's name below the octopus.
- Finish up by drawing wave lines on the background piece of paper.