Octopus Storytime

Preschool Octopus Storytime

Hello, My Name Is: How Adorabilis Got His Name by Marisa Polansky (Farrar Straus Giroux)

Oliver the Octopus

Oliver the Octopus                           (wiggle arms up and down)

Underneath the sea                         (shade your eyes like you’re looking out to sea)

Plucking up some seaweed           (pretend to pick up things from the ground)

So he can make tea                         (pretend to dip teabag in kettle)

Pours the tea into some cups        (pretend to pour tea from kettle to cups)

Gives a little grin                               (smile)

“Welcome, little fishies,                  (wave hello)

Won’t you please come in?”          (motion with hand to come in)


The Octopuppy by Martin McKenna (Scholastic Press)

Octopus Riddle

She doesn’t have fingers,
She doesn’t have fins,
My friend uses tentacles to help her swim.
She can’t give you five,
But she can give you eight!
 Would you like to meet her? She can hardly wait!

Inky the Octopus by Erin Guendelsberger (Sourcebooks Jaberwocky)

Orange Octopus

(Tune: If You’re Happy And You Know It)


Oh, I wish I was an orange octopus.

Oh, I wish I was an orange octopus.

Oh I’d wave my eight legs,

And I’d splash in all the waves.

Oh, I wish I was an orange octopus.