This post originally appeared on September 6, 2011.
One of the first topics covered in school is “all about me”. What a great way for the teacher to get to know the kids and the kids to get to know each other. It’s also a great way to get the kids thinking, talking and learning about themselves!
I found this AWESOME book at the library all about bones. It is a wonderful example of how a children’s book can be educational and fun at the same time.
By Harriet Ziefert Art by Amanda Haley
what you need: easel paper ~ markers ~ construction paper ~ pens ~ tape ~ labeled picture of a skeleton
M and M took turns being traced…and that is always a blast!
Big M picked a spot on the body to start. I grabbed the book, showed him the picture of the skeleton. ( I used the one from the book because it is AWESOME! I bet you could find a labeled skeleton online pretty easily though.)
Once he felt like he knew what he was drawing, he got to work. I read to him while he worked. Describing the name and function of the bone he was working on.
Even cooler than I expected!
Tips (to maximize learning): 1. Point out the location of each bone. Where would the knee go? Which bones are above the knee, which ones below? 2. Have your kid feel for the bones. Which ones can you feel, which ones are harder to feel? 3. Go back after the picture is complete and write in the name of each bone.
This activity is a part of the All About Me lesson plan.
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