Today, we focused on the Skeletal and the Muscular Systems. First, we watched quick videos about them.
How Your Bones & Skeleton Works – KidsHealthVideos
How Your Muscles Work – KidsHealthVideos
Then, we made Mr. Skeleton from Scholastic.com. Please be aware that this activity was heavy on the cutting! I printed two copies of it (I have two munchkins) and cut all of the parts out. I was able to fit 10 pages of parts onto 5 laminating sheets (oh yeah!!) and then had to cut them all out again. When I FINALLY finished my part, the kids had a blast using them as a puzzle and then putting them together.
My son was able to almost completely pre-assemble his without assistance. Thank you, Health Museum of Houston!!! My daughter needed more help, but still had a blast!
It was a fitting activity for the week before Halloween, and since I had all of the parts on hand, it was free!
We watched The Magic Schoolbus : Flexes it’s Muscles (from Season 2). It is available on Netflix until November 5, 2014! After that, I’ll be a sad Momma!
We enjoyed singing along to The Skeleton Song…
and Storybots “Bones in Your Body” is another fun one.
There is also an episode of Sid the Science Kid – Muscle Boy Sid Season 1: Episode 37 (Available on Netflix and Amazon Prime)
AND Bubble Guppies – Season 1 : Episode 1 : Call a Clambulance (Available on Amazon Prime)
This cute bone song is from the Bubble Guppies show!
I hope you enjoy these links too! Have a great day!