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.
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Here are some wonderful Montessori-inspired skeleton printables and activities I found online:
Montessori-Inspired Human Skeleton Printables
You can get the Montessori Print Shop skeleton nomenclature cards as part of the Montessori at Home eBook and Materials Bundle (over $60 worth of materials available exclusively at Living Montessori Now for only $14.95)! If you only want the skeleton nomenclature cards, you can get those from Montessori Print Shop for $3.00.
Free Human Skeleton 3-Part Cards and Book from Montessori Workjobs
Free Bones Printables from Spell Outloud
Montessori-Inspired Human Skeleton Activities
Added Printables and Activities: Free Skeleton Printables and Montessori Inspired Skeleton Activities (2015 post)
Making a Skeleton out of Pasta from Discovery Moments
Measuring a Growing Skeleton from Chasing Cheerios
Life-Sized Body Map Kid’s Art Project from Pink and Green Mama (Unfortunately, the blog is no longer available.)
X-Ray/Bone Craft from Inspired Montessori and Arts at Dundee Montessori
Skeleton Work from Montessori Journey
Skeleton Posts from The Home Teacher
Glow in the Dark Skeleton from Little Wonders’ Days (Blog is no longer available.)
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.
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)
Day of the Dead Skeleton Activities with Free Printable from Every Star Is Different (both human and animal skeletons)
Human Body and Kids’ Halloween Activities Pinterest Boards
You’ll find more human skeletal system activities of all kinds on my Human Body Pinterest Board as well as more Halloween skeleton activities on my Kids’ Halloween Activities Board.
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