The High King Lives

Crafty Monday: The Human Body part 1 September 10, 2012

Hello everyone 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I’m enjoying a foot soak and a movie. We played Bingo at the nursing home today. I push the prize cart and the residents holler bingo quicker than I can get to them….and usually several at once lol! Mondays are always crazy. Last week, we started our study on the body. It will take a month. This past week we covered the nervous system, the reproductive system (that was interesting lol), the respiratory system, the skeletal system, and the muscular system. Enjoy the pics and I hope you can use the info.

The guinea pig sleeping while Michael read to her 🙂

You can find a lot of these body ideas on my pinterest:

We started out by tracing Michael’s body on a long sheet of paper.

This link is for videos of all the systems:
The Brain

I put contact paper to put on this brain puzzle print out. Michael colored a brain for body paper.

Michael watched this video about the Nervous System:

The Lungs

Michael colored lungs for his body. We watched youtube videos and Beakman’s world on Netflix about the respiratory system. We did the balloon experiment to see how lungs work. I cut the bottom out of a soda bottle. You put the balloon in the bottle and over the lip of the bottle. Then you put plastic around the bottom of the bottle.  Simply move the bottom of the plastic up and down.  Here are the results.

Breathing out

Breathing In


This was a fun day. Michael put a leg bone on his body paper. I cut out a little skeleton and we both used brads to put it together.

We watched several videos on bones. Here’s a good one:

Michael made an x-ray hand print

Thursday Michael just watched videos on the muscular system and cut out leg muscles for the body.

Friday we talked about the reproductive organs. Michael glued the boy parts on. They will be covered up when the body is finished.  Pic of the body below:

Thursday we also had our homeschool group. We worked on passports which we ended up finishing at home. We will be using our passport for country studies at the group. I think once a month.

Michael and his buddies Olivia and Liam. For some reason the man hole is a popular spot for the kids. I guess it feels magical to them lol…I don’t know!

For gym the kids jumped rope. I was proud of Michael for trying 🙂

I tried to show him the ropes….pun intended 😉

We finished the week with a Magic school house video. Also this vid:

I worked on this felt body over the weekend. It was another Pinterest idea.

Innards 🙂

Skeleton- I know the rib cage is missing. I used the pattern they provided.

Skin and clothes

Well, more about the body next week. Also, we will be sharing our Canada project. God bless & remember the High King lives!~Amber Dover

The Human Body Part 2:


4 Responses to “Crafty Monday: The Human Body part 1”

  1. Rachel Says:

    As always, you are amazing! Michael is such a lucky little boy to call you “Mom!” I am now following you on Pinterest! Looking forward to seeing you Thursday!

    • amberdover Says:

      Awww thank you 🙂 You’re too sweet and you’re an amazing mommy too! You’re so good at being hands on with Maggie. I’m trying to work on that. We do so many workbooks. It’ll be great to see you Thursday too! 🙂

  2. Rachel Says:

    Umm, ok, wow. When will I ever have the time to look at all of your pins?! LOL!

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