This is part 1of the anatomy bundle. It focuses on eight of the body systems (integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and urinary) and is recommended for children 5 years of age and older. If you would like to study three more major body systems (reproductive male/female, endocrine, and immune), check out the anatomy bundle part 2. As part 2 deals with somewhat more complicated and mature concepts, we offer it as a separate product and recommend it for children 8 years of age and older.
All told, the bundle has 159 PDF pages that children will cut, colour, assemble or draw on! It includes:
- Colourful information cards: The cards include descriptions of eight body systems – respiratory system, digestive system, circulatory system, urinary system, nervous system, muscular system, skeletal system, and integumentary system.
- Life-size printable organs: Build anatomy paper models the size of a child! You can make skeletal, musculatory, digestive, respiratory, nervous, and urinary systems – or just put as many organs as you can together. This activity helps children connect the anatomical concepts to themselves.
- Anatomy dress-up & magnetic dolls: The printable anatomy dolls make for playful companions to studying anatomy with kids. There are four dolls – two boys and two girls – and if children want to make them even more personalized, they can colour the black-and-white versions which are also available. In the anatomy set, the dolls come with layers that represent different human body systems. Placing a system layer on the body layer helps children visualize the interconnected layers of the skeleton, muscles, and other internal organs.
- Anatomy body puzzles: While the paper dolls show the body systems in their entirety, the anatomy puzzles focus on the organs that make up various body systems. With anatomy puzzles, the students can practice sorting different organs into the body systems they belong to and build body systems from scratch.
- Anatomy colouring pages: The anatomy colouring pages let children combine science with art. They learn anatomy while having fun and giving a personal touch to the anatomy worksheets.
- Anatomy play-dough mats: Similarly to the colouring pages, the play-dough mats inspire the combination of science and art while children build 3D versions of the anatomical systems.
- Anatomy drawing pages: Simple, but challenging – these pages encourage children to draw their own anatomy models!
- Anatomy writing prompts: This set of 16 anatomy-themed writing prompts is good for review or creative writing.
- Anatomy I-Spy game: The game works with most of the activities in this bundle. You can use it with paper dolls, colouring pages or life-size models.