Human Body: Skeletal System

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After we did an overview of all of the different body systems, we spent a couple of days reviewing the skeletal system.  The skeleton provides support, structure and protection for the body and its organs… and because it had been nearly a year since we went over the names of the bones it was time for a review.

The kids put together our skeleton puzzle and then identified all the bones on the crayola human skeleton page and added that to their science notebook. We also sang through a song from Lyrical Science about all the bones in the body.  It was hard to sing because the words were so fast!

LD and DD did quite a bit of reading about skeletons on their own from various books we had on hand. They also put together the large puzzle we’ve had for years.  It is called Look Into Your Body All About You From the Inside Out with Floor Puzzle Skeleton (affiliate link)

SkeletonActivitiesThey also did a couple of lapbook pages to add to their science notebook. Below you’ll find a link to the more recent Human Skeleton Labbook and notebook pages we made.

ED was right there in the thick of it. She wrote out all the bones on the sheet above (with help from me telling her what letter came next), cut out and made here own lapbook page as well!

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We watched this really cute you-tube video about Stanley the Skeleton which goes over the different bones of the body. It goes over everything from your cranium (skull) to your phalanges (fingers/toes)!

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If you have a preschooler at home, here’s a cute activity you can do to show the bones in their body.  Dip their hands in white paint and make a handprint on black paper and then draw an outline around it.

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If possible show them an actual x-ray and compare it to their hands. All we had on hand was an old chest x-ray, but the kids were fascinated looking at it!

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When we covered the human body skeleton again, I made a packet of human body worksheets for the kids.  There are various worksheets highlighting the major bones of the body. These worksheets include the skull, legs and hips, feet, hands, ear bones and scapula (back bone with a view from the back). I also made lapbook pieces so people could create a human skeleton lapbook.  I just love the images I purchased. I hope someone finds these helpful!  There are about 90 pages.  This packet is $5.75.

Our packets are pdf digital downloads. After your purchase, remember to check your PayPal email address for the download link. This page answers some Frequently Asked Questions. Feel free to email me if you have any questions! ~Liesl

Skeletal System Worksheets and Lapbook 

$5.75

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Then we moved on to the digestive system. More about that in this post: Digestive System Activities and Student Worksheets

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We had two books we really used a lot for these units: Human Anatomy Coloring Book (affiliate link) has pages you can print out and color in.

Human-Anatomy-Coloring-BookAnd the The Body Book: Easy-to-Make Hands-on Models That Teach (affiliate link) has really neat models that you can make. We did the joints, bones of the body (see our model here), and some other things, but more about those in those other posts. 🙂

BodyBook-Hands-on-ActivitiesDisclosure: Please note that some of the links in this post are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.


More about our Human Body Packets and BUNDLE Options!

These are some of the packets that are included in our Human Body Bundle.  See photos down below or at this Human Body Bundle Page or in Our Store.

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These packets can be purchase separately or you can purchase all of them in one bundle.  I included some photos of these packets below.

Our packets are pdf digital downloads. After your purchase, remember to check your PayPal email address for the download link. This page answers some Frequently Asked Questions. Feel free to email me if you have any questions! ~Liesl

$8.99 A Study of Cells Unit (150+pages) Animal and Plant Cells, Cell Theory, Organelles of the Cell, Photosynthesis and More

$4.50 Human Body Systems (50+ pages)

$5.75 Skeletal System Packet (90 pages)

$5.99 Digestive System (100+ pages)

$5.75 Circulatory System Unit (40 pages)

$5.75 Muscular System Unit (50+ pages)

$3.50 Nervous System Packet (20+ pages)

$5.75 Endocrine System Packet – (60 pages) Exocrine glands are those glands that have ducts and lead to the surface of the body… like sweat glands, tear glands whereas endocrine glands (like the hypothalamus or thyroid) secrete hormones into the bloodstream.

$25.00 Human Body BUNDLE OPTION 1: Human Body Systems, Skeletal System Packet, Digestive System, Circulatory System Unit, Muscular System Packet, Nervous System Packet, Endocrine System, Reproductive System Worksheets (Does not include the Study of Cells Unit.)

$29.99 Human Body BUNDLE OPTION 2: Human Body Systems, A Study of Cells Unit, Skeletal System Packet, Digestive System, Circulatory System Unit,  Muscular System Packet, Nervous System Packet, Endocrine System, Reproductive System Worksheets (We often talked about cells as we started our Human Body Units… then went on to talk about human body cells, tissues, organs & systems… and then would move on to a different body system each year. Generally as homeschoolers, we covered just one or two major body systems each year before moving on to another science topic.)

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