Who’s ready to learn about their bones and the skeletal system? I’ve been adding new worksheets for each of the body systems as I prep our lessons for next year.
These skeletal system worksheets for kids were next on the list. The great thing is that my son sees me creating the science worksheets and he has been asking a lot of body questions.
This is my favorite unit because you can get really hands-on and it applies directly to the student. Being able to sit down with your child and talk about the skeletal system is a really great learning lesson for all. (I even had some reminders of what certain bones were officially named!)
I found this great set of clip art to create my printables and they’re perfect for little ones or elementary kids. As you teach the different names of the bones, be aware that some of the details are not found in these worksheets.
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Skeletal System Worksheets for Kids
There are so many great questions and topics that you can talk about when you’re working on these skeletal system worksheets for kids.
For example, as you learn about the legs in the arms, the radar and ulna are two separate bones that join the humerus to the hands but in the worksheets, it does not look that way.
The same goes for the tibia and fibula as well. Just be sure to point that out to your kids.
Take your time going through the skeletal learning worksheets so that they can see the bones and name them, too.
Recommended Skeletal System Books for Kids
Add your favorite books about the skeleton or bones to get a bigger picture of how the bones in our body look like and how they work together with the other body systems.
These are just a few of the skeletal system books that we really enjoy reading together but if you search for others, there are plenty out there!
The Skeleton Book: Get to Know Your Bones, Inside OutInside Out Human Body: Explore the World’s Most Amazing Machine-You!The Body Book: Easy-to-Make Hands-on Models That TeachInside Your Outside: All About the Human Body (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)
To extend the learning lesson a bit, there are certain things that you can talk about regarding the human body.
Talk about how the skeletal system allows you to move, ask your kids to think about what it would be like to not have any bones.
Talk to them about all the things that they couldn’t do in their daily lives if they didn’t have any bones in their body.
How would you move your body?
Look at how the skeletal system protects our important organs like our brain, lungs, and heart.
How many bones are in the body?
Babies are born with 270 bones in their body but as you grow into an adult, the bones begin to fuse together so by the time you’re an adult you have 206 bones.
Isn’t the human body truly amazing? There are so many aspects that are just so interesting to learn about!
Recommended Skeletal System Science Kits for Kids
For more hands-on action, get one of these human body kits to see how the skeleton can be viewed in its full form.
While worksheets are great, sometimes kids need to hold and touch it in their hands to fully grasp the concept.
SmartLab Toys Totally Squishy From Head-To-ToeEvviva Sciences Human Skeleton Anatomy Model – 18 Inches Tall w/Base – Hands-On 3D Model Study Tool for Anatomy and Physiology Students – with Bone Identification Guide – Learning Kit for KidsLearning Resources Anatomy Models Bundle Set, Brain, Body, Heart, Skeleton, Classroom Demonstration Tools, Teacher Accessories, Grades 3+, Ages 5+4M Glow Human Skeleton Science Kit
Get the skeletal system worksheets along with the other human body worksheets below.