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Exciting Under the Sea Octopus STEM Activities for Kids!

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We love our Ocean Science Experiments, and today, we’re focusing on an ocean favorite- the octopus! With these octopus STEM activities for kids you’ll learn everything there is to know about an octopus and have a blast at the same time!

The hands-on octopus STEM experiments can be used with kids in elementary school or middle school and can really help expand a child’s knowledge of octopuses that they learned from a book.

Hands-on projects are always remembered more than reading and worksheets!

Over 11 exciting octopus STEM activities that any octopus-loving kiddo will adore! Hands on, simple activities using household supplies.

Hands-on Octopus STEM Activities that Will Make a Splash!

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13+ Octopus STEM Activities for Kids

Check out the list below of our favorite octopus STEM activity ideas! You’ll find octopus activities for science, octopus technology activities, octopus engineering activities, and octopus math worksheets!

Check out the list below of our favorite octopus STEM activity ideas! You'll find octopus activities for science, octopus technology activities, octopus engineering activities, and octopus math worksheets!

Octopus Science Experiments

These octopus science experiments show kids how an octopus lives and looks!

In this Octopus science experiment, you’ll learn why an octopus doesn’t have bones and what would happen if it did!

With these toys, you can learn about the octopus life cycle and how it moves from one stage of life to another.

Learn everything you need to know about octopus science in this Octopus science pack!

You can learn about crystals and the ocean with this Octopus crystals science activity!

Octopus Technology Activities

The technology that octopuses use is fascinating! Here are some octopus technology projects to try.

How Cephalopods communicate is a fascinating look at the technology that ocean creatures use!

This Octopus camouflage activity goes really in depth on how an octopus can hide and turn so many different patterns and colors!

Rocktopus coding is a fun way to learn coding with the help of a fun octopus.

Octopus Engineering Activities

When it comes to octopus engineering, their intelligence is unmatched! Try these octopus engineering activities to find out how smart they really arr!

If you want something for younger kids, make this O is for Octopus Alphabet Craft to learn about the parts of an octopus’s body.

Make this Octopus robot claw and learn how an octopus uses their arms.

Learning How an octopus moves is super fascinating and a lot of fun!

Octopus Math Activities

Math isn’t boring when an octopus is involved.

The Ordinal octopus shows kids how to use ordinal numbers.

These Octopus math centers are a lot of fun for kids in K-2.

This octopus counting game is fun for early learners.

Kids in first through third grade will enjoy this problem solving octopus activity.

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