The Skeletal System

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My son has been fascinated with the human skeletal system.  He’s been singing Dem Bones for months now and enjoys the skeleton dance.  With this, I decided to throw a human body system unit so he can have an overview of what he is made of.

There’s the books which I got from the library.  I am so thankful for our wonderful library, they have an amazing collection of fiction and non fiction books for kids!

The Skeletal System

The books that we used in this activity are:


Then I downloaded the human skeleton from Game Crafts Coloring.  I picked this one among the others I encountered in the internet because the bones here are easier to cut and they’re sized for my little boy.  First he figured out how to connect the bones... of course with a little guidance from me.  As we do this, we discussed how each bone differ from each other and how they function.

Our DIY Human Skeleton Puzzle

Assembling Our DIY Human Skeleton Puzzle

Once we’re done, we glued each of them on a brown paper.  Here I used the bag of a paper bag.

Assembling Our DIY Human Skeleton Puzzle

As we glued, he got so excited that he wanted to position his body just beside the skeleton. LOL.

Lying Down Beside Our DIY Human Skeleton Puzzle

Once we’re done, I gave a brief introduction about the internal organs and how each are positioned inside the body.  By the time we get to the digestive system.... he lost his interest (might be tired already) so I decided to stop the activity.

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We continued the activity the next day... we'll talk about it on my next post.

Linking to:
Montessori Monday

10 comments:

  1. Found your post through Montessori Monday: love this idea for when my 16-month-old is read to learn about the body!

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  2. What a great activity! Thanks so much for linking to Montessori Monday. I pinned your post to my Human Body Pinterest Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/human-body-unit-study/

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  3. Where did you find the printable skeleton? I looked on the link but found nothing on the search engine for skeletons or bones. Thanks for help!

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    1. Hello there! Thanks for pointing this out. Seems I shared the wrong link. Correct it already. See link on the post.

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  4. Love the activity. Great fun for a tot!
    Is There any link for the digestive system? I think my 3 1/2 yo would love that!
    Thanks

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    1. Hi! Here are the links to the internal organs and to the rest of our activities:
      http://pinayhomeschooler.blogspot.ie/2012/08/internal-organs-puzzle-and-nomenclature.html

      http://pinayhomeschooler.blogspot.ie/2012/08/internal-organs-of-human-body.html

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  5. Do you have a link to purchase the books?

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    1. Hi Kina! Yes, I'll post the links as soon as possible. Thank you for reminding me :)

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