Kids love to make and wear the bone mittens, bone sleevesand leggings, the rib ponchos and especially the skull mask. When they wear them, they get a real insight into how their bodies are constructed. One of my favorite comments was " This is soo cool! It's like I'm inside out!"
Labeling and constructing a display skeleton with brads helps the students understand how the joints move and the bones support and protect the body.
What If? questions give the teacher an opportunity for some critical thinking activities.
A free sample of the bone mitten is available at wendysbookworks.com