At some point in your child’s education you are going to have to help them learn the names of all of the bones in the human body. As a homeschooling mom I am always on the lookout for fun and creative ideas to help me with teaching this to my kids, so I thought it would be a good idea to list some of the creative ideas I have learned over the years here for other homeschooling parents.
Skeleton coloring pages
Coloring pages always seem to work, even as your children start to get a little older. We like to start learning the bones of the body in 3 rd and 4 th grade. The coloring pages have really been a huge help for the kids. They can color the different bones, and than read off the names to you. This is a great one day activity for the kids to participate in, and you can print the worksheet online.
Video Games and Apps
There are lots of video games and Apps that allow your kids to play games which help them learn about the different bones in the body. You can do an online search using keywords to help you find the game that would be appropriate for your child. Since kids are used to using electronic devices this should be pretty simple.
A great activity for you and your kids to do together is make a bone poster. You will need large pieces of paper for this project. Or if you have very large pieces of cardboard you can lay it out and draw the bones on it. You will need to print out a digraph to follow and try to duplicate it on the poster, or on the papers. This will take you some time, so you can space out the project over a few days or perhaps over a few weeks. It really depends on how you want to pace yourself.
Sing About It
Take the time to sing about the different bones. Many of us remember learning about the bones in the body through song. You can find plenty of songs on YouTube, for the bones in the body. It will help your kids to commit the different names of the bones to memory.
Puzzles for learning
A skeleton puzzle is a great way for your kids to really see where all of the bones in the body go. You can order a puzzle and then put it together with your kids. It’s a project that you can do over and over again with your kids. If you have more than one child than you can always pack it up and save it for each one of your children.