Let me start with THE song, the small pebble that started the avalanche:
(Around Halloween it is quite relevant)
E. got crazy about bones and the skeleton itself. So it's time for us, parents, to learn a little too.
I didn't have the faintest idea about the names of the bones. I used to have problems with them in my native language, not to mention English. However, I did everything to satisfy my little one's hunger for knowledge.
I made skeleton cards for her. I found a blog (montessoriworkjobs) where there are black and white skeletons with the major bones highlighted in red. So I printed them and made flashcards.
Cotton bud skeleton - craft
Cotton bud skeleton craft can bee reached in another post in more details.
|sticking and pushing|
Child size skeleton puzzle
I found a child-size printable skeleton on a colouring site. You need to print about 8 A/4 pages. You do not need much colouring ;) I laminated the bones as I want to use them next year too.
|the skeleton puzzle|
|after mixing the puzzle E. put the bones in place|
|"I'm a skeleton"|
The book - The skeleton inside you
It's a funny book with a lot of information on bones. When it says "your skeleton helps you run, jump and stand", I added some more actions (squat, walk slowly, sit, roll, make a bridge, kick, clap etc.)
and E. needed to do what I said. She enjoyed it a lot.
|You have 32 bones in your arm|
|the rib cage and the skull protect important organs|
|Halloween costume skeleton|
|"Look Daddy, this is the femur"|
Skeleton as food
E. was absolutely amazed when she saw this snack on her plate. Since then I need to cut skeletons out of everything.
Last but not least: Skeleton costume for Halloween
These are H&M skeleton pyjamas and gloves
I do not need to comment this. Or if you wish you can read about our MEC Halloween party we had.
I hope you found some ideas useful if your little one is also obsessed with bones and skeletons.