Monday, October 31, 2011

Spooky Skeleton Bones

Check out these great resources to help your child learn about his skeletal system! ( Most ideas from

The Virtual Body Here you can rebuild a skeleton from a pile of bones, get a tutorial about bone functions and zoom in on bone locations.  This site also has interactive learning activities for the Brain, Heart and Digestive Tract

Cut and Paste Skeleton  The cut-and-paste skeleton is on pg14, so scroll down to the last page.

Simon Says- Using this list of bones to play a game of "Simon Says".  "Simon Says touch your tibia.  Touch your fibula."  When Simon says to do something, play continues, but if a player touches a bone area on their body when Simon doesn't say to do so they are out of that round of the game.

Skull             Ribs            Ulna           Fibula
Mandible      Sternum      Humerus    Patella
Vertibra        Clavicle      Pelvis         Phalanges
Sacrum         Scapula       Femur
Coccyx         Radius         Tibia

Hokey Pokey- Using the list of bones above, sing the Hokey Pokey song as you place each bone area in front of you and shake it to the music.

"You put your femur in.  You take your femur out.
You put your femur in and you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!"

The Human Body-Discover your Skeleton-
This skeleton model game helps you learn and identify bones of your skeleton.  Ages 8+

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