It’s a great time to learn about the bones of the body! Halloween time offers lots of fun skeleton goodies! We don’t do the ugly part of Halloween, but happy skeletons are a fun way to get my boys excited about what they are learning!
We have had a blast doing this one. My boys really have been interested and excited about this one. I think it has been one of the most loved unit studies yet!
The most fun was our two “Bones Classes” we had with another homeschooling friend. We both gathered ideas and had more than enough to do during each class. I will give you ideas of what we did during our class and at home.
I made these memory verse cards for the children to learn. They earned a prize for learning it, and for having pleasant words!The Skeleton Inside You Jessica’s Xray Dem Bones The School Skeleton (A to Z Mysteries) Andrew loves these! MSB – The Search for the Missing Bones We read a few chapters each night with this. Love it! Your Bones – An Inside Look at Skeletons We really liked this one, available from the library. A Magic Skeleton Book – The Human Body Uncover the Human Body
Websites that are great for learning games and printables:Label the Bones Build Mr Bones Skeleton Game Mr Bones Relay Race– we did this at our co-op party! Teacher’s Clubhouse worksheets were very fun and helpful!
I made a sensory bin for the kids to play with. The rubber skeletons were $1 at Target. Nothing super fancy, but my boys always love these bins!
For science we got ideas from the book Play and Find Out about the Human Body.
We made a vertebrae.
Andrew also showed us how to make an x-ray on paper. Draw a person on one side of the paper. The other side you would draw his skeleton (draw it darker). Shining light through it will reveal his bones!
We also had some Funny Bones made from pretzel sticks and mini marshmallows, dipped in white chocolate. Yum!
We got several Dollar Tree skeleton goodies. Other stores like Walmart and Target were good resources for prizes!Dem Bones – just like the book! The Skeleton Dance – get them up to dance! Stanley the Skeleton School House Rock – Dem Bones
We played a game called “Tickle the Bone” that I made up. I think it was very effective! I would tickle a bone and they would name it. Easy, but a good and fun way to laugh and learn.
Human Anatomy Puzzle by Melissa & Doug I found at a yard sale for $1!!
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