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Human anatomy is an awesome subject to learn with kids. We did a lesson in the most fun way this week! We did some play dough human anatomy.
I bought a bathing suit for my daughter from Costco recently. The little plastic molds they use to put those bathing suits in are just too cool to throw away! As I was looking at it, I thought an anatomy lesson would be just perfect for it!
I printed out a model of the internal organs and sketched it (roughly) onto the body mold with a black sharpie. You can print out that image here. . .
Print the Play Dough Human Anatomy Diagram.
Once it is done, grab a bunch of different colors of play dough and mold the organs. I let my kids do this part, so they could learn about the different organs as they went along. They seriously thought this was so cool!
You can teach them about the different organs as they are building them and let them know the purpose of each one!
Need some book ideas to study anatomy? Here are a few we love!
Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body by Tish Rabe
My First Human Body Book (Dover coloring book)
The Way We Work by David Macaulay
My First Human Body Encyclopedia by DK
The Way We Work by Katie Daynes~Colin King
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