Human Body for Kids: Creative Play and Skeleton Craft

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We have four great ideas for teaching kids about the human body.  They can use creative play and pretend to be going to the doctor or they can make a cute skeleton craft.  Kids Activities Blog knows that creative play and hands on crafts are great ways to reinforce learning for kids.

Human Body for Kids: Going to the Doctor and a Skeleton Craft

I had the pleasure of preparing my sons crafts for his language school. One unit was “Going to the Doctors”. Here is what we did:

Human Body for Kids

Materials:

  • Pasta
  • One Piece of Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Marker

Approach:

  1. For younger children, prepare ahead of time by roughly drawing the skeleton as an outline for them to follow
  2. Pour the pasta bits in a big bowl from which the kids to choose their “bones”
  3. Have the children grab a piece of construction paper
  4. Invite them to glue the bones onto the skeleton body as seen fit
  5. Allow time to dry

Creative Play: Human Body for Kids {Going to the Doctor}

Creative Play

Doctor’s Bag

Materials:

  • Black construction paper for bag and handle
  • White construction paper circle
  • Red construction paper for cross
  • Medical supplies: Q-Tips, band-aids, large craft sticks, cotton balls & gauze
  • Glue or Glue Stick or Tape
  • Markers & Crayons

Approach:

  1. Have the children grab a piece of black construction paper, two black handles, a white circle and two red rectangles
  2. Fold the black piece of construction paper in half for the bag
  3. Glue or tape the handles onto the black construction bag
  4. Glue the white circle on the bag
  5. Glue the red rectangle together to make a ‘red cross’ and glue onto white circle
  6. Open the “bag” and glue or tape the medical supplies on the inside of the bag

Teach the Human Body for Kids: Make a Skeleton Craft or Pretend with Creative Play

Skeleton Craft

Materials:

  • Black (or other color) construction paper
  • White construction paper skulls
  • 1 whole q tip per child, 22 half q tips per child
  • Glue
  • Black markers

Approach:

  1. Have the children grab a piece of black (or other color) construction paper, skull and the Q Tips.
  2. Using sample as guide, glue Q Tips to paper accordingly.
  3. Glue skull onto paper
  4. Draw eyes, nose and mouth onto skull

Going to the Doctor

Doctor Headband

Materials:

  • Strips of white paper for headband
  • Card stock circles for mirror
  • Pieces of aluminum foil to wrap card stock circle
  • Glue or Glue Stick or Tape or Stapler
  • Markers & Crayons

Approach:

  1. Have the children grab two white strips, one circle, and a sheet of foil
  2. Decorate the white strips with crayons and markers
  3. Attach the two strips with glue or tape (or stapler) sized to fit the child’s head
  4. Wrap the card stock circle with the piece of aluminum foil
  5. Glue or tape (or staple) the white circle onto the headband

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Marnie

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What fun ways to teach the human body for kids!  We hope your child enjoys these creative play ideas and the skeleton craft with either pasta or cotton swabs.  But there are more great kids activities waiting for you here at Kids Activities Blog.  Check these out:

 



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Marnie Craycroft About Marnie Craycroft

Marnie writes Carrots Are Orange, a Montessori inspired homeschooling blog she started in 2010 after the birth of her first son. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living in Seattle with her husband and two young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Marnie can be found on Facebook, Twitter @OrangeCarrots, Pinterest and Google +.

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