These ideas go well with Lessons 8 & 10 (Skin, Muscles) in the workbook About Me:
Project #1 – Leg Roll
Make a model of a leg with bone, muscles, and skin.
||We took a not-quite-used-up paper towel roll and wrapped a dish towel around it. Then we measured and cut off a leg of panty-hose to use for the skin.
Why we like it: This craft helps children visualize the layers under their skin. It’s also a good representation of skin color and elasticity.
Project #2: Muscle Face Girl
|Paint muscles on your child's face with face paint! We used an image found on Science Photo Library as a guide. This version of face painting will get your kids some extra attention!
Why we like it: Kids love having their faces painted! And, again, this activity teaches children about something they can’t see: the muscles under their skin.