Imagine that you have just walked into your kitchen to find this. Choose:

  • Role play the conversation you might have with the octopus.
  • Role play the telephone call you might have with a friend or family member to tell them what you have found.
  • You can only ask 3 questions to the octopus. What would you ask and why?
  • You decide to let the octopus stay here, but the next morning you come into your kitchen to find it joined by another creature. What might it be?
  • The telephone rings. It is the RSCPA and they are concerned: they have had reports from a neighbour that you are keeping sea life in your kitchen sink. What do you say?
  • Try to persuade the octopus to leave. Then try to persuade it to stay. Which was easiest? Why?
  • Write the story of how the octopus came to be here, and what happens next.
  • Write a limerick about this picture.



  • How did the octopus get here?
  • Why is it wearing a hat?
  • Is it speaking your language? Do you understand what it’s saying?
  • Where did the plants come from?


Credit: Tim Budgen

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  • Fionn King
    Posted at 11:38h, 27 March Reply

    1.He came up the drain into the sink from the sea.
    2.He is wearing a hat because he wants to look smart.
    3.Yes he is speaking English but I don’t know why. that is one of the questions I asked him.
    4. The plants came from the sea. they were stuck to him .

  • Alan G
    Posted at 14:24h, 27 March Reply

    He came from the sea and he can talk


  • Alan G
    Posted at 14:24h, 27 March Reply

    He can talk

  • Muhammad Mohsin
    Posted at 09:24h, 28 March Reply

    1. The octopus climbed up the kitchen sink.
    2. It likes wearing a hat.
    3. Yes, it is saying hello to me
    4. It came from the garden that is why some plants stuck with its skin.

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