I saw the idea for this lesson on Pinterest. Part of Andrew's math lesson was learning how to write the words for numbers and this was so easy to adapt for the other two boys. I found a printable for a blank octopus and wrote the names of numbers on the arms for Andrew and the numeric numbers on the arms for Noah and Joel.
Andrew had to read the word and then glue the correct number of cheerios, or suction cups, on each arm.
Andrew's finished octopus.
Noah needed a little help staying on task but he's getting really good at one for one counting.
Andrew helped Joel with his octopus. He was just happy to get in on the big kid stuff!