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"What do Sea Otters Eat? Learning Activity

What do Otters Eat? Otter Puppets and Learning Activity for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

Children read about Sea Otters and then make sea otter puppets and pretend play with Sea Otter Food.

What you will need:

Paper Lunch Bags - 4 7/8" x 3" x 10"

Mini Kraft Paper Bags

8 1/2 x 11 Card stock - Grocery Bag Brown or a grocery bag cut into printer paper size

Colored Pencils or Crayons

Tape and/or Glue

Wiggle Eyes (Optional)


How to Make the Otter Mom and Baby Paper Bag Puppets:

1. Print out the patterns onto brown paper that matches the paper bags. If you don't have brown paper, you can make paper from a grocery bag, or have your children color the patterns to match the bag.


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2. Cut out the patterns and glue or tape them to the paper bags.

3. Glue on wiggle eyes or use the paper eye patterns from the otter's food patterns.

Kah-lan, The Adventurous Sea Otter

4. Read Kah-Lan the Adventurous Sea Otter and find out more about Otters. To find out more about this book go to author, Karen Autio's website.

5. Print out the otter food pictures and cut the pictures out. Have your children pretend play with the otter puppets. Hide the food pictures around the room and have your children use the mother otter puppet and baby otter puppet to search for food. Ask your children what food the otters found. See if they can name all the food items. Role-play the story about Kan-Lan using the otter puppets.

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Sea Otter Mother and Baby Paper Toy

Otter Mom and Baby Paper Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock (Heavy Paper)


Crayons or colored pencils



How to make:

1. Print out the Mother Otter Pattern and the Baby Otter Pattern.

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This pattern include the mom and baby otter, otter food sheet, and printable mini book about otters (below).

2. Color the pictures and then cut them out.

3. Place the baby otter on top of the mother otter and fold the mother otter's arms around the baby.

4. Draw sea stars and other seafood on a piece of paper. Color the food and cut it out. Use the food to pretend play.

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Facts About Sea Otters Mini Book and Otter Paper Craft

Otter holding a Book About Otter Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock and printer paper



Colored Pencils or Crayons


How to Make the Sea Otter Craft and Mini Book:

1. Print out the Mother Otter Pattern, color it and cut it out.

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This pattern include the mom and baby otter (above), otter food sheet, and printable mini book about otters.

2. Print out the "Facts About Sea Otters" mini book and assemble it according to the directions on the Printing Instructions Page.

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Sea Otter Paper Plate Craft for Kids

Sea Otter paper plate craft

What you will need:

Two heavy-duty

Dinner-sized paper plates

Three 6-inch paper plates



Hot melt glue and gun

Black permanent marker

Card stock


How to make a paper plate otter:

1. Glue two big plates together, top-to-top, for the body. Glue two small plates together, top-to-top, for the head. Glue the head to the body. (You can make the sea otter a plate to hold seashells by cutting out the center of the top paper plate before gluing it to the bottom paper plate.)

sea otter diagram

2. To make the sea otter's muzzle fold a small paper plate in half and then fold back the sides as shown in the diagram to the right. Glue the folded sides to the back of the plate. Cut the bottom part of the paper plate into a mouth shape.

Walrus head

3. Glue the muzzle to the head.

4. Cut out arms, legs, a tail and ears, and glue them to the body as shown in the picture.

5. Paint the paper plates and let them dry. Add eyes and a nose. Cut a sea star shape from card stock and glue it to a hand of the sea otter.

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Good Books About Sea Otters

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners
Written by Laurie Keller

"Do Unto Otters" teaches children about the Golden Rule in a fun and unique way. Mr. Rabbit doesn't know anything about his new otter neighbors and is worried that he won't get along with them. He gets some great advice form a bird "Do unto otters as you would have otters do unto you". This gets him thinking about how he would like others to treat him and how he should treat his new neighbors.

Your children will love the cartoon characters and amusing images in this book.

The author's web site also includes word searches, multiple choice questions, and coloring pages to go along with the book.


Whisker's Great Adventure
Author: Meryl Doney

Whisker's Great Adventure

Father Otter teaches his baby otters all the things they must know to be safe in the river.  He tells them to always swim upstream and to watch out for hounds, weasels, and wildcats. But Whisker is a defiant little otter and decides to explore the things that are down the river. As he swims downstream he encounters many dangers which he narrowly escapes. Exhausted and scared Whiskers meets a kind deer who advises him to swim back upstream and go home to his family. As Whisker is swimming home, he sees a striped wild cat on a rock above him ready to pounce.  At that moment Whisker's father springs from the river and fights off the cat making him run away.

Use this book to discuss why it is important to obey and the possible consequences of disobedience.