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4 Skeletal System Projects for Kids

Kids will have fun learning about their skeletal system with these fun, hands on bones activities for kids. These Skeletal System Projects for Kids make learning about the human body for kids fun!

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Skeletal System Projects for Kids

Make learning about the human body fun for kids with these creative Skeletal System Projects for Kids.

Human Spine Project for Kids

Before we built our human spine I tried to help them visualize two things:
  1. Without the cartilage disks our bones would get chipped (I demonstrated that by rubbing two rigatoni together and they were able to see the wear and tear on the “bone”)
  2. Without 33 independent bones working together we couldn’t bend and twist like we do (I put a sword down their back to be there solid bone vertebrae and they tried to do simple things like bend over – not so easy!!)


human spine science project for leanring about skeletal system

To help my kids understand what the spine looks like and how it functions we created this fun spine model:

  • pipe cleaner as the spinal cord
  • layers of rigatoni pasta as vertebrae (there should be 33 if you make it to scale)
  • in between each vertebrae we put a life saver gummy to represent the cartilage disks

Layers of Bone Project for Kids

layers of bone science project for kids

To help the kids visualize all the different layers in our bones we made the cross section of a bone. Here is what we used:
  • red & blue pipe cleaners to represent blood vessels
  • red straw to put the pipe cleaners in to represent red bone marrow
  • yellow pool noodle to represent the spongy bone
  • Lego Duplo to represent the hard smooth compact bone (the part you actually see in a typical skeleton)
  • Gauze Wrap to represent the Periosteum (we drew blood vessels in the Periosteum with blue and red markers)

Skeletal System Printables

Skeletal System bookf or kids to learn about the human body in homeschool
To complete your unit on the skeletal system you will want to grab our FREE Skeletal System Printables to learn about not only the bones and joints, but fun and interesting facts too!
ear-science-project FREE Five Senses Unit for preschool, kindergarten, homeschool - so many fun, hands on science activities for kids to explore taste, smell, see, hear, and feel. GREAT IDEAS! #5senses #scienceforkids #kindergarten

Human Body Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun, hands on human body activities for kids of all ages? Check these out:

water-balloon-science-experiments Learn how to make these beautiful chromatography flowers using coffee filters and markers. This is both a fun art project AND a simple science experiments for kids that explores colors while making pretty craft flowers for spring and summer.  This STEAM project is the perfect spring activity for toddler, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarteners, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.  Look-Inside-a-Volcano-Activity

Science for Kids

Looking for lots more fun, science experiments for kids? You’ve GOT to try some of these outrageously fun science experiments for kids! We have so many fun, creative and easy science experiments for elementary age children:

this is such a fun kids activity to learn about the human body for kids dying flowers science experiment

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com


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