Sugar Aunts: Bone Identification Movement Activity

Bone Identification Movement Activity

Learning human anatomy has a special place in my heart. I mean, those semesters in Human Anatomy, Anatomy lab, and clinical kinesiology bring back fond memories.  So, when my kids ask questions like how their arm can pick up a sandwich, I have a little fun telling them about bones, joints, and muscles. 

(Moving a sandwich is a big deal in our house!)

We've done a body part identification activity before, using band-aides, but these labels were a big hit with my kids.  We used them to practice for a test for my big kids.  My Kindergartner and Second grader had a bones theme in their gym class, we had fun talking about the bones in our body, and made this Bone Identification and movement activity.

This bones anatomy movement and learning activity is perfect for kids or anyone learning human anatomy and bones or musculature. Add this to a health or gym curriculum to learn body parts with kids.




Bones Identification Human Anatomy Lesson for Kids


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I threw this activity together really quickly.  We had a few sheets of blank address labels , and I grabbed a red permanent marker .  I made a quick strip across the top and bottom of the address labels and then wrote in black marker , "Hello my name is" with the bone names below.  

If your kids are like mine, they get a kick out of those Hello My Name Is Stickers .  You could use store bought stickers , or just make your own like we did.  

Bone Identification Activity

This bones anatomy movement and learning activity is perfect for kids or anyone learning human anatomy and bones or musculature. Add this to a health or gym curriculum to learn body parts with kids.

After I wrote out the names of the bones, I tested my kids on what they knew. They recalled most of the bones from gym class lessons, but we had a few that needed practicing.  For the second grade and kindergarten physical education curriculum, they had to know: 
skull
humerus
radius
ulna
carpals
phalanges
clavicle
sternum
ribs
pelvis
femur
tibia
fibula
tarsals

This bones anatomy movement and learning activity is perfect for kids or anyone learning human anatomy and bones or musculature. Add this to a health or gym curriculum to learn body parts with kids.

We had a blast sticking the labels all over ourselves while saying "Hello my name is humerus!" in funny voices.  While we had the labels on our body parts, we practiced the motions of that bone.  We talked about how that bone could move and what it could do.  Yes, your humerus has a job in picking up a sandwich!

This bones anatomy movement and learning activity is perfect for kids or anyone learning human anatomy and bones or musculature. Add this to a health or gym curriculum to learn body parts with kids.

Even the baby doll got in on the bone labeling action.

This bones anatomy movement and learning activity is perfect for kids or anyone learning human anatomy and bones or musculature. Add this to a health or gym curriculum to learn body parts with kids.


How cute are those tarsals??

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This bones anatomy movement and learning activity is perfect for kids or anyone learning human anatomy and bones or musculature. Add this to a health or gym curriculum to learn body parts with kids.

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This was such a fun bone identification activity for my kids and I hope it's helpful in an anatomy lesson for your school or homeschool!





3 comments :

  1. This is oh-so-CLEVER! What a fun idea!

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  2. THis looks like so much fun! My kids would love it!!

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  3. What a cute idea! I love this! I'm going to have to do it with my daughter. ;) § The Natural Homeschool

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