"Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them." Psalm 69:34
"Do you think you could make a real octopus? I couldn't either! But it is easy for God. As we are learning about the octopus and all the amazing things God has made, it helps us see that God is really amazing. Even the octopus praises the LORD by showing people how amazing God is."-from our curriculum
How to make a hot dog octopus include fruit and cheese:)
Here are our grape juggling, hairy octopus lunches!
My favorite weekly worksheet:
He thinks of something to color for the letter of the week, and uses past letters in the other blanks to come up with something to draw. He is so creative and willing to come up with cool ideas.
Octopi (or octopuses) spray ink as a defense to get away from predators, so we experimented with that idea. This activity made it "clear" that ink worked because it made it hard to see the octopus in the water. This turned into an octopus (and other sea life toys) wash-and-play-in-the-sink time.
We built octopus tambourines with paper plates, beans, wrapping ribbon, and googly eyes.
We listened to and played our instruments to praise music every day. This was medicine to my soul as well.
We read the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni. This would be the first book (that was used for school purposes) that Tobin has asked for AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN. He loved the story of that smart little fish. Here is the craft that we did to show the story.
He built an octopus on Minecraft that he was so very proud of .
Here is a link to a cool video of an octopus fitting through a small hole. Crazy what a smart invertebrate is capable of.
We also found it cool that they could open jars and open crabs because they actually have a beak! They also have jet propulsion and can regenerate legs! I learned a lot with my kids on this unit. I've always found the octopus to be so creepy, but I didn't realize how intelligent and powerful they were. God is so creative and worthy of praise!