For October, I wanted to do something a little Halloween-themed without going overboard. I decided to focus on the human skeleton and created this skeleton unit study! We had so much fun with Skelly, our friendly Dollar Store skeleton that came to help teach us all about bones! This skeleton unit study was designed for my 7-year-old twin boys that love unit studies and hands-on learning. It lasted the whole month but they were completely engaged and wanted to work on it almost every day!
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Books for Our Skeleton Unit Study
As always I like to hit up my local library for the majority of our books! We have a great relationship with our librarian and she can always find the best books to add to our latest unit study. At this age, I usually pick one to two chapter books to use for read-aloud time and lots and lots of picture books. We’ll read a chapter or two from our read-aloud and then read two or three picture books of their choice toward the end of our unit study time.
I love using a good chapter book as a read aloud!
I love picture books that offer a fun story along with some great facts!
Hands On Activities
I like to have individual hands-on activities available to keep their little hands busy while reading our chapter book and to add a little extra to our unit study. This helps keep them focused and not jumping around like crazy. Hands-on activities also strengthen our gross and fine motor skills, logic and help cement concepts we are learning about.
Skeleton games are seriously hard to find but I managed to find a couple!
I hope you enjoy this list of things to include in your skeleton unit study! The twins came away from it knowing most of the major bones and a few of the smaller ones (and so did I!).
If you like Unit Studies as much as we do be sure to check out the rest of our Unit Study posts here or my Unit Study Idea Board on Pinterest! What are you working on in your homeschool this month? Tell me in the comments!