Human anatomy can be a fascinating subject, and many children especially enjoy studying bones. A variety of Montessori-inspired skeleton activities can be used to create a multi-level skeleton unit for preschoolers on up.
October is a fun time to study skeletons. While it might be most logical to study the skeletal system as a part of a whole human anatomy unit, the weeks before Halloween add special interest to the study. Of course, a skeleton unit study is great at any time.
Here are some wonderful Montessori-inspired skeleton printables and activities I found online:
Montessori-Inspired Human Skeleton Printables
Human Body Materials available for purchase from Montessori Print Shop
Free Human Skeleton 3-Part Cards and Book from Montessori Workjobs
Free Bones Printables from Spell Outloud
Montessori-Inspired Human Skeleton Activities
Making a Skeleton out of Pasta from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments
Measuring a Growing Skeleton from Chasing Cheerios
Life-Sized Body Map Kid’s Art Project from Pink and Green Mama
X-Ray/Bone Craft from Inspired Montessori and Arts at Dundee Montessori
Skeleton Work from Montessori Journey
Skeleton Lesson from Just Montessori
Skeleton Posts from The Home Teacher
Glow in the Dark Skeleton from Little Wonders’ Days
Human Body Unit: Starting Off Again with the Skeleton, Human Body Unit: The Hand, and Human Body (Preschool Unit) – Bones/The Skeleton from The Homeschool Den
Human Anatomy – The Skeletal System, including pasta skeletons, from Mama of Many Blessings
Labeling a Skeleton from We Don’t Need No Education
Montessori-Inspired Animal Skeleton Activities
If you’re using a logical sequence, animal skeletons would be studied first, although you might want to just study human skeletons before Halloween.
Scientific Names and Classifying Animals from Montessori Tidbits
Vertebrate/Invertebrate Lesson from Just Montessori
Piecing Together a Skeleton from We Don’t Need No Education
Free Classes of Vertebrates Cards and Little Booklets from The Helpful Garden
Vertebrate Materials available for purchase from Montessori Print Shop
Vertebrate Skeletons available for purchase from Montessori Services (not a printable, but I had them in my Montessori school and homeschool and loved them)
Human Body and Kids’ Halloween Activities Pinterest Boards
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