ED has been doing a new unit on the human body. I’m using Everybody Has a Body: Science from Head to Toe (affiliate link). It has such a wonderful array of hands-on activities for preschoolers. DD has been enjoying them as well.
ED has been putting this skeleton puzzle together for several days now. This puzzle was called Look Into Your Body All About You From the Inside Out with Floor Puzzle Skeleton (affliate link). The book that comes with it has really intrigued her too — so we’ve actually talked about digestion, the heart and things like that as well.
The x-ray hands activity below came from Everybody has a Body. She made x-rays of her hand. First she made handprints, then we cut them out — and we looked at some real x-rays we have.
ED has really been wrestling with this concept that she has bones inside her hand… she keeps asking why she can’t take off her skin to see the bones… how neat to watch them think about new concepts (and how is it that I hadn’t talked about bones/skeletons with her much before this? The poor third child!!!).
Somewhere there’s an x-ray of my hand. I broke my pinkie finger playing field hockey a few years back, but I couldn’t find that. 🙁
Another cute option for preschoolers is the Melissa and Doug Human Body Magnetic Playset (affiliate link)
We did another more in-depth study of the skeletal system a few years after this post. You might want to look at some of the other hands-on activities we did and find out more about our Skeletal System Packet here: