Tuesday, April 27, 2010


How many legs does an octopus have? 8 of course! Yesterday in creative movement we were dancing under the sea. We thought about all the animals we could be under the sea. Sharks, Lobsters, Mermaids, and Seahorse. I said "what about an octopus with 8 long legs?" One of the students said "But we only have 4 legs" Another had the idea, "we should find a partner and stand behind them, that will make 8 legs!" I was so excited that she thought of this. I told them all to find a partner, which could be tricky with 4 year olds, but they did it! How creative is this idea? She thought about how we could not be a TRUE octopus with 8 legs. We had to add 4 more limbs. I'm not sure I ever would of thought of this idea. Now I will forever use that idea when dancing under the sea! What about you?

Do your students ever surprise you or give you ideas to use in future classes?


  1. What a great idea, finding a partner for the extra 4 limbs! I'm not sure I would have thought of it, either. I think I may throw that one out at one of my classes this week (being an octopus) and see what they do with it.

  2. That is a great idea and a very scary picture. Haha! I don't do well with sea creatures- it's a personal phobia of mine. But I surely love this lesson.

  3. @Julie I thought it was so clever and I had to share! Please let me know how it works for your classes! @Tiffany sorry about the picture! lol