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Making Your Life-Sized Skeleton - Activity



Talk to students about the functions of their bones and how they fit together in a working machine.

See the pdf handout: Human Body Lecture: Bones and What They Do.


Age: 2 - 5th grade

1. Print out the bones of the body; hands, feet, arms, forearms legs, shins, skull, and ribcage.

2. Copy enough for each student to have a set.

3. Have them cut out each bone section like a whole hand (not each individual bone).

4. Get a large roll of paper (3-foot wide).

5. Cut off lengths about the heights of your students.

6. Have each student lie down on a length paper and trace their outline with a permanent marker. Have them write their name on their body sheet.

7. Have them place their bones in the right places on their body outlines. Use glue sticks to secure bones in place.

8. Hang them in the hall to share with the rest of the school.







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