The human body contains 206 bones and many of them are in the hands and feet. Bones are not just there to hold us up, but are very much alive. They produce cells in the bone marrow and contain veins and nerves.
Two episodes of The Once Upon a Time Life series focus on bones.
The Bone Marrow
The Bones and the Skeleton
By watching the videos, the kids learned a lot about the functions of the bones and how they work. The kids at Gummy Lump studied bones and muscles using several different activities. I modified the bone activity slightly to create our activity.
Human Body (DK Eyewitness Books) the kids cut, bent, and glued ear cleaners onto an outline sketch of a person.
Hands-on activities from cells to the digestive system and more are all on our Science Page.
This post is linked to:
Little Bins for Little Hands