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Oktapodi is a delightful short film which is fun on its own but would make a huge contribution to pupil interest in a study of Greece.
The film can be seen at:

Ideas for activities:

  • Describe the characters in the film.
  • What is the story about?
  • Can you sequence the pictures and write a sentence about each one in a PowerPoint or Publisher presentation?
  • Why does the man want the pink octopus in the first place?
  • What does the orange octopus do when his friend disappears? Why?
  • Does he save the pink Octopus?
  • What happens at the end of the video clip?
  • Write your idea for the next part of the story.

Oktapodi A set of pictures to use in a Smartboard Notebook or similar

The story is set in Greece, what can you find out about Greece?

  • Write 10 interesting bullet points about Greece.
  • Look where it is on Google Earth.
  • Look for some photographs of Greece and describe one of them.

A teacher has made a Prezi presentation here that may be useful for more ideas.