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Skeletal System Projects Ideas for Kids

Kids will have fun learning about the skeletal system for kids with these fun, hands-on skeletal system project ideas for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders. From Lego brick skeletal system activities and candy skeletal system, to Playdough skeletal system and skeletal system printables – we have lots of creative skeletal system project ideas.

Kids will have fun learning about the skeletal system for kids with these fun, hands-on skeletal system project ideas for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders. From Lego brick skeletal system activities and candy skeletal system, to Playdough skeletal system and skeletal system printables - we have lots of creative skeletal system project ideas.

Skeletal System for Kids

Make learning about the 206 bones in our body with fun and clever skeletal system for kids ideas.  These skeletal system project ideas are perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students. human body fun for kids with these creative Skeletal System Projects for Kids. These skeletal system science project ideas range from a flexible human spine model made with pasta and gummy candy to layers of the bone made with Duplo bricks, skeletal system printables and skeletal system worksheets to learn the names of all the bones and bones of the body with playdough mats for early learners too!

Skeletal system project ideas

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler these ideas for learning about the human body are sure to engage kids of all ages. Children will be excited to learn about their fascinating bodies and what is under the skin with these skeletal system projects. These are great for science fair, science projects for kids, class projects, anatomy lessons for kids or just a supplemental science experiment for kids.

human spine science project for leanring about skeletal system

Human Spine Project for Kids

Before we built our bone project ideas of the 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!!)

To help my kids understand what the spine looks like and how it functions we created this fun spine model. We use the following simple mateials we had on hand to make a really cool and memorable, EASY  spine project for kids. Here is how to create a human spine model for a science project:

  • Start with a 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

Lego Duplo layers of bone project on human skeletal system

Layers of Bone Project for Kids

To help the kids visualize all the different layers in our bones we made the cross section of a bone. To make this project on human skeletal system 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)

Here is a walk-through of our project. This was such a FUN idea!

Help kids learn about what is under their skin with this fun, interactive, and hands on human body project for kids from toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. This can be a simple life size human body project or use our free printable templates to add bones of the body, organ templates, and more. This engaging science project is EASY and LOW PREP too. 

One of our favorite human body projects of all times to learn about both the human body skeletal system, organs in the body, and more is this EPIC, life-size project. Print the pdf file with the bones and organs for a fun and easy science project for kids!

Skeletal System bookf or kids to learn about the human body in homeschool

Skeletal System Worksheets

To complete your unit on the skeletal system you will want to grab our Free Skeletal System Worksheet Pack to learn about not only the bones and joints, but fun and interesting facts too!
human body playdough mats

Young learners will enjoy making the major boes in their body with these Human Body Human Body Playdough Mats. There are lots of choices to learn about various systems of the body including simple for preschoolers, skeletal system, organs, muscles, nerves, and more!

Human-Body-Emergent-Reader

This Human Body Printables Reader makes a printable book that teaches students all about their bodies.

eye science project for kids 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:

Learn about the Parts of the Brain for Kids with this fun brain activity for kids and handy brain worksheets! Children will learn about the functions of the brain for kids as part of our human body lesson. Use this brain project with elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th garde students. Simply print pdf file with brain diagram for kids and you are ready to play and learn with hands-on human body activities for kids! This fun, hands-on lungs for kids lesson will help you make a working lungs model for kids using a plastic bottle and balloon. This human body for kids project is great for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th garde, and 7th grade students. We will show you how to make a lung model that will help children understand how this important organ works with a human body activity for kids! Learn about the human heart for kids with this fun lesson on the human body for kids! Kids will learn information, discover how to make a heart model out of playodugh and a working heart science project plus review what you've learned with our free printable heart labeling worksheets. These human body activities for kids are fun for elementary age kids in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, and 7th graders too. Simply Print pdf file with label the heart worksheet and you are raedy to learn about the heart for kids! If you are learning about the human body for kids you have probably explores the bones, muscles, and important organs like the heart, brain, and lungs. Now it's time to explore blood for kids! This hands-on activity and EASY blood model is a great visual of what makes up blood while being a silly blood activity for kids at the same time! Your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grad, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders will love this human body activity for kids!

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 amazing color changing slime is going to blow your mind! This heat sensitive slime will actually change color as your kids touch it because it is heat sensitive! This is a super cool project for kids you MUST TRY! Must try summer activity for kids to add to their summer bucket list 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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