The human body is marvelous, isn’t it? I am constantly in awe of the amazing creation that encompasses our bodies. Big Brother asked specifically to learn about the human body this summer and we have been having a blast. We have already shared a couple fun posts about the human body, but I thought it would be helpful to feature other human body activities for kids from around the web.
Activities and Models
Life Size Body Map Art Project :: Pink and Green Mama
Demonstrate the Human Heart with a Tennis Ball :: Kids Activities Blog
Make a model of your skeleton with this X-Ray Playdough.
Make a model of the human lung :: Science Sparks
Create a model of the brain with playdough :: Science Sparks
Make your own stethoscope :: Science Sparks
Felt Human Anatomy Model :: Fun at Home with Kids (via Teach Preschool)
Create a model of the circulatory system :: Highhill Education
Make a model of an eye :: Homeschool-Activities
Use pool noodles to make a model of the backbone :: Spell Out Loud
Hape Your Body Puzzles: Perfect for preschoolers wanting to learn about their body systems!
Our boys are obsessed with this life-like human model. They love to take the body apart and feel all of the various organs. My only complaint is that it is too hard for a 6-year old to put back together himself (which is probably why it is recommended for 8+), so I end up doing it.
We have checked this DVD out from our library a couple different times and our boys LOVE it. And I love that they are learning about their bodies!
This app is incredible. It shows each of the body’s systems separately and how they work. In the digestive system, you can feed the body and watch how the food is digested. In the nervous system, you can touch parts of your body and watch the touch travel to your brain.
What activities or resources do you have to learn about the human body? Leave a link or comment below!