Today we started our health week with a focus on the human body. To start the day, I created a dramatic play doctor's office for Lilly to discover this morning and she loved it! She spent about an hour right at the start of the day playing pretend and doctoring her various dolls and animals. Once Arthur was awake he got a little doctoring too. Of course a fight erupted when he couldn't eat all of the "medicine" (it was m&m's). He's such a little chunkster.
Then we talked about different parts of our body and did a simple worksheet that required her to connect the word to the body part. I helped her sound out the words to give her some reading practice. After that we read a short reader together focusing on our body (You can see she was really into it. lol) and then it was time for a craft!
For the craft we colored and cut out different body part worksheets (I made the brain myself. and discussed what they do while watching a few short videos about each body part. Lilly really enjoyed these videos from kidshealth.org on youtube. Then we got out our roll of dollar store butcher paper and created an outline of her body and glued them in the correct places. Then I added bones and helped Lilly label each part to give her some writing practice.
Rachel is a mother of three, elementary Spanish teacher and part-time blogger who loves crafting, creating fun and engaging activities for her children and students and hanging with her friends and family. She blogs about what she's doing and her interests at any given time which vary. She's a little OCD and always looking for her next project. Her husband calls it, "focusing her crazy", but she just calls it fun.