I ran across this wonderful activity from Kinderpendent while surfing around Pinterest--yes, I'm hooked. I knew Huck would love it. He enjoys anything to do with Dinosaurs and it went right along with a recent library DVD we picked up: Eye Witness Skeletons. Eye Witness is a fantatic series by Doring Kinderling and our library carries almost the entire collection.
It's got all the pieces of a perfect project: research, gathering, painting, drawing, design & thought. Plus, it's super simple and engages a wide range of ages.
Simply gather a bunch of small teigs and sticks, put out some white tempra paint and provide some drawings of printouts of things with skeltons.
We started with dinosaurs as the project originally called for and used our Big Book of Dinosaurs (also by DK Publishing--they reallydo wonderful research books for kids) for refernce.
But since Huck has a huge interest in the human body too, once we were finished we moved on to parts of the body.
I told Huck that maybe next time we'll paint really big sticks, trace his body on some butcher paper and lay out his whole skelton! He was stoked.
Wouldn't that be a cool classroom project around Halloween?