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Fruit Loops and Octopuses

by on Jul 30th, 2012

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Other countries have CHEERIOS, we on the other hand have FRUIT LOOPS. I love how many things you can do with these stuff! So for our animal theme…while also learning the circle shape, we decided to create some octopuses using FRUIT LOOPS!


What you will need:Circles_Fruit_Loops_Octopus1

  • Construction Paper (we used color purple but you can use any)
  • Scissors
  • Fruit Loops
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes




What you will do:


Step 1: Cut out an octopus shape on your construction paper


Step 2: To give the kids more to do, we also cut off the tentacles and had them glue these to the body



Step 3: After gluing everything together, start gluing the fruit loops unto the tentacles



Step 4: Glue on some googly eyes


Step 5: We originally planned for the kids to draw the mouth, but as you can see, they were much more creative than we were and decided to use the fruit loops for the octopus’ mouth!



Overall, it was a fun activity that tapped not just the kids’ interest in octopuses but also some math skills like the number of tentacles as well as the circle shape. Some kids even decided to eat the Fruit Loops instead of sticking it to the octopus! (haha) So you better have some extra fruit loops when you do this!


Other activities we did wherein we also used Fruit Loops:

More activities for the Circle shape:

Other Summer/ Under the Sea Activities:



Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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