Skeletons

Read Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Action Song: They’re Necessary!   (Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)

I have lots of bones in my body, (hug self)

They help me to stand straight and tall. (stand tall)

‘Cause if there were no bones inside of me, (throw arms out to sides)

My body would crumple and fall! (crumple to the floor)

I neeeeeed bones! I neeeeeed bones! (stand and point to self)

They help me to stand and to moo-oove, (march)

I neeeeeed bones! I neeeeeed bones! (point to self)

My bones are important to me! (march)

Read The Skeleton Inside You by Philip Balestrino 
Publisher: Harper

Action Song: Parts that Bend    (Tune: “B-I-N-G-O”)

My arms have parts that bend and move

Every time I use them.

Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

And this is how I move them!

My legs have parts that bend and move

Every time I use them.

Knee, ankle, heel and foot

Knee, ankle, heel and foot

Knee, ankle, heel and foot

And this is how I move them!

 

My trunk has parts that bend and move

Every time I use them.

Neck, back, waist and hips

Neck, back, waist and hips

Neck, back, waist and hips

And this is how I move them!

 

I’m made of parts that bend and move

Every time I use them.

Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand..

Knee, ankle, heel and foot.

Neck, back, waist and hips

And this is how I move them!

Read Give Me Back My Bones by Kim Norman
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Art activity: Cotton Swab X-ray Craft (8 cotton swabs, black construction paper, white crayon or chalk, glue)