Human Body Activities – Digestive System

We had an amazing time studying the Digestive System.  We did a whole range of hands-on activities from making our own epiglottis  to seeing how the digestive tract works (how nutrients pass through). We made “fake”vomit, measured out the length of the digestive system and more! I also made notebook for the kids as we went through this unit.

Digestive System Unit - worksheets lapbook and moreOur Digestive System Packet is now 150+ pages.

Digestive-System-WorksheetsOur Digestive System Packet is 150+pages has worksheets and activities on the following areas:

Introductory Page – Why do we eat food?
Part I — Digestive System: Mouth
Part II — Digestive System: Swallowing; How the Epiglottis Works
Part III — Digestive System: The Digestive Tract
Part IV – Digestive System Overview Pages
Part V – Digestive System Lapbook Materials and Flap Book Activity

Digestive System Lapbook Activity
Part VI – Small intestines; the liver, gall bladder & pancreas; and the large intestines Notebook Pages & Worksheets
Part VII – The Transformation of Food: Writing Pages
Part VIII – Introduction to Nutrition (New Section Added!)

• Functions of the Digestive System
• Essential Nutrients
• The Digestion of Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats
• Enzymes
• Saturated vs. Unsaturated Fats

Part IX Nutrition: Fiber and Vitamins

 Digestive-System-Unit

Here are some of the materials that are included in the Digestive System Packet:

The activity directions for “How long is the digestive tract”

DigestiveTract1

Digestive-Tract-Length-ActivityThe kids were impressed with just how long the digestive tract is!!!

Digestive System Activity - Measuring the Digestive TractHands-On Activity: How Long is the Digestive Tract?

Click here to save this for later on Pinterest: How Long is the Digestive Tract? Hands on Activity

Digestive System Hands-On Activity - How Long is the Digestive Tract

DigestiveSystemWorksheets-Stomach-Intestines

The Digestive System Unit Packet now includes lapbook/notebook pieces:   DigestiveSystem-LapbookPagesMaking the Digestive System Flapbook:

Digestive System Flapbook ActivityAlso included are worksheets and our hand-on activities of the mouth

Chewing-DigestiveSystemActivity

DigestiveSystem-Mouth-Worksheets You will also find worksheets and activity ideas about swallowing, the epiglottis and choking in this packet:

Epiglottis-Activity-Choking

Digestive-System-Worksheets-Epiglottis-Swallowing We included all of our hands-on activity ideas in this packet as well:   Digestive-SystemHandsOnActivities

IMG_4635DigestiveFunctions Digestive System WorksheetThere is also a cut-and-paste on Digestive System Functions:

Digestive Functions WorksheetDigestive System Packet Worksheets Activities

When our family studied the Digestive System again, we spent quite a bit of time learning about the small intestine; liver, gall bladder and pancreas; and the large intestine.  I added a dozen new pages to the packet.  You can choose either the fill-in-the-blank notebook pages or use these pages as supplementary readings (with no words missing!).

Small intestines, liver gall bladder pancreas large intestines notebook pages

Digestive System Worksheets - Notebook Pages Enzymes and the Digestion of Carbohydrates Proteins and Fats WorksheetsHere’s another close up of the flap-book activity:

Digestive System Flap BookDigestive System Writing Paper - EssayThere is also an entirely new section on fiber and vitamins. This was just an intro for my kids, so as we went over the information, they pasted the information onto the sheet. 🙂 I wanted them to become familiar with the vitamins & why they are important, but didn’t make them memorize this or anything! If your kids are in early elementary (Grades 1-3), I would probably just save this material for later.

Fiber and our Digestive System worksheet and activity

Vitamin Worksheet

Vitamin Activity Sheets

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Digestive System Packet: $7.99

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Digestive System Unit - Worksheets Lapbook Activities and More

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.

Human Body Systems BUNDLE

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

Our packets are PDF digital downloads. Be sure to check your PayPal email address for the download link!

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

$4.99 Human Body Systems (50+ pages)

$6.99 Skeletal System Packet (90 pages)

$7.99 Digestive System (150+ pages)

$6.99 Circulatory System Unit (40 pages)

$5.99 Muscular System Unit (50+ pages)

$3.99 Nervous System Packet (20+ pages)

$5.99 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.

$5.99 Five Senses Unit: This 100+ page Five Senses Unit has dozens of hands-on activities and detailed, colorful worksheets for learning all about the five senses – sight & the eye, hearing & the ear, taste & the tongue, smell & the nose, touch & the skin. (NOTE: This unit is NOT included in the Human Body BUNDLE 1 or 2.) Recommended for PreK to Early Elementary. View Post, image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5

$35.99 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 or the Five Senses Unit.)

$42.99 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.) (Does not include the Five Senses Unit.)

$38.99 Human Body BUNDLE OPTION 3: Human Body Systems, Skeletal System Packet, Digestive System, Circulatory System Unit, Muscular System Packet, Nervous System Packet, Endocrine System, Reproductive System Worksheets AND The Five Senses Unit (Does not include the Study of Cells Unit.)

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Overview of the Human Body Systems

We started this unit with a fun album called the Human Body Rock (we borrowed it from the library, but it’s available at Amazon) that we listened to as we made our two trips to the doctors last week (for LD’s allergy shots). The first song goes over the body systems in a fun, general way and we used that as a spring-board for talking about all the systems. We reviewed all the Human Body Systems.  Find out more about our Human Body Systems Packet here:

Human Body System Packet:

Human Body Systems Worksheets and Activities

HumanBodyWorksheets-Cells-Tissues-Organs-Systems

HumanBodySystems-Packet

This packet now includes a page about the skin (the body’s largest organ) and a few pages about the organs (and which systems they are a part of):

Human Body Systems and their OrgansHuman Body Organization cells tissue organs systems

We also have a Skeletal System Worksheet and Lapbook Packet which is about 90 pages.  Find out more here:

Skeletal System Unit

Skeletal System Unit Skeletal System Worksheets and Notebook PagesSkeletal System Activities Bones Joints Cartilage

Circulatory System Packet 40+ pages

Recently, we did a new unit on the circulatory system, the heart, blood and more! The kids really enjoyed this unit and by the end really knew how blood is transported around the body (be sure to check out our hands-on activity!!)

Some of the topics covered in this packet include an overview of the circulatory system, the heart, blood vessels (arteries, veins, capillaries), blood flow through the heart, blood transport through the body, blood composition (red and white blood cells, platelets), blood types, cholesterol, and diseases of the circulatory system. Plus, we did a number of hands-on activities and the instructions (with photos) are included in this packet.

Circulatory System Worksheets and Activities

Muscular System Unit (50+ pages)

Muscular System Unit and Hands-On ActivitiesMuscular System Unit Notebook Pages or BookletMuscular System Worksheets

$3.99 Nervous System Packet (20+ pages)

Nervous System Worksheet Packet

Nervous System WorksheetsEndocrine System

Endocrine System Unit - Worksheets Notebook Pages and activities Endocrine System Worksheets Glands Hormones hypothalamus pituitary pineal adrenal pancreas and more Endocrine System Workhsheets

We will also have some pages about the brain and neurons. I’ll let you know when! 🙂
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