Let’s Look Inside A Bone

The Amazing Human Body

This week The Early Childhood Education Theme is My Body. I have been holding on to this Human Body Factivity Skeleton and Book provided by Parragon Books as part of the Book Buddies program for a while, just for this theme. When we read through the book The sections about our bones fascinated my girls. So much so that we had to do a project to help them really understand them.

Thanks to this book we learned that the bones do much more than hold us up. We found out that blood runs through our bones and that we have sponge-like materials that provide nutrients. Our bones are pretty amazing, so amazing that we created our own. Well, we created a view of what’s inside our bones.


  • Sponges (Yellow and Red)
  • Pipe Cleaners (Red, blue, and yellow)
  • Paper Tubes  
  • Scissors

Cut the sponges lengthwise for inside of bones


  1. Cut the sponges in half lengthwise
  2. Cut the pipe cleaners in half
  3. place the pipe cleaners between a yellow and red sponge and wrap closed with a yellow pipe cleaner.
  4. Place the pipe cleaners and sponge inside the paper tube

Look Inside a bone

This was a fun project and the girls got to really understand how much of purpose the bones serve outside of just holding our bodies together.

This project didn’t take much time but it touched on a few skills that we needed to check up on.

Fine motor (cutting): While it’s easy to cut paper, it is not so easy to cut sponges and pipe cleaners.

Following directions: This time, I completed my own before them and gave them directions throughout for them to follow.

What are our bones made up of? Find out more by clicking the pic

Book We Read About My Body

Last week we spent some time reading about our body being private along with touching on the human body and it’s many fascinating wonders. I am surprised that I don’t have many books about our bodies being private. I need to update this section of our book collection, do you have any suggestions?


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For More My Body Themed Activites Check Out the TeachECE Team


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Moving My Body Gross Motor Game from Life Over C’s

Where is the Heart? Body Identification Game from Still Playing School

Tips for Helping Preschoolers with Self-Regulation Skills! from The Preschool Toolbox

How Does Your Temperature Change After Exercise? Fun Science Experiment for Kids from Capri +3




5 Responses to Let’s Look Inside A Bone

  1. Theresa says:

    This is such a creative way to show what is inside our bones! Our kids will have to give this a try!
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  2. Mother of 3 says:

    What a wonderful way to teach about the human body!
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  3. swapna says:

    This is interesting! I’m doing the “brain” with my 4 year old. It was so cute when he sent a voice text to his grandpa saying “nana don’t smoke! smoking is bad for your brain!”

    Pls do Link UP at the Practical Mom Link Up! I’d love to see you there 🙂

  4. Renee says:

    This is a really great hands on activity! We also studied bones this year, as we are studying all body systems, but we didn’t have a cool project like this to do. I will remember this for future studies on bones 🙂

    • Natasha says:

      Thank you! Glad that you see this as useful. I hope that if you do try it that you come back and share with us. We would love to see your take on it.

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