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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?