Friday, August 31, 2012

B is for Bones - An Object Lesson

 We decided to study our bones for letter B week. Most kids don't understand what their bones are for. Here is a simple object lesson to teach what our bones are for.

Here's What You Need:
  • Cut out of a human body on plain printer paper
  • Popsicle sticks or skinny sticks (found by the popsicle sticks)
  • Tape
Here's What You Do:

1. Discuss what different parts of our body are for: eyes - to see, ears - to hear, stomach - to hold food, mouth - to talk and eat, etc.
Ask  - What are our bones for?
2. Show the body cut out and ask the kids if it can stand up by itself.
Explain that this is what our body would be like if we didn't have bones. Bones help us have shape. They are like the frame for a house.
3. Tape popsicle sticks to the body cut out  - give it some bones - and then see if it can stand up.

What would we be without our bones? A puddle on the floor!

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