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 skeletons. 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 be reached in another post in more details.
|fascinated by the skulls|
|sticking and pushing|
Child size skeleton puzzle
I found a child-size printable skeleton on a colouring site. You need to print about eight 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.