Thursday, October 13, 2011

Learning from Skeletons

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Halloween is the perfect time to be learning about and celebrating the body!  Today's Teaching Your Children Joy activity is to make a body puzzle that will help your child learn the names and placement of body parts.  A few weeks ago I'd bought a foam skeleton and it worked perfectly to use it today!


We added googly eyes and a bright red heart to make the skeleton a little less creepy.  We identified everything visible from the skull down to the toes first on the skeleton and then on ourselves.  It turned out to be a great lesson as I found out that B was confused about which is the elbow and which is the shoulder.


Once assembled, the real fun began! 
 B was still making his skeleton dance and groove hours later, and when his dad got home from work it was the only thing B wanted to show him.

Check out this educational foam skeleton puzzle for more learning fun!

5 comments:

  1. Great idea. I am pinning this for when we study the human body!
    I am starting a Linky Party if you want to link up at http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-ever-linky-party.html

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  2. Saw this on Living Life Intentionally Linky Party. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Ooh, perfect! For learning and for the season. My five-year-old would really take to it. Found you through the Living Life Intentionally linky. :)

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  4. fun way to learn the bones and parts! Great idea. I like making it into a puzzle too. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness. Hope you come back again tomorrow!

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  5. This is cute - and you're right, this is the perfect time to learn about body parts and bones. Thanks for linking up to Monday Madness!

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It's so nice to hear your ideas! Thanks for taking the time to share.

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