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!


  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

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

  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. :)

  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!

  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!


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


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