Crafts~N~Things for Children: Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft - One could take tissue paper of the same color and add little treats to make these into party favors. Wrap the treats up in the tissue paper and stuff inside the octopus.
This fun week could be amped up to a grade level. Older students still enjoy crafts! Also a good tool when teaching the difference between salt (gulf of mexico) and fresh water (ponds, lakes, rivers etc.