Learning About the Skeleton

So this week the kids will be learning about the human skeleton. And, whats a better way to start but by singing this song.

Them Bones – Click Here to listen to the MP3 and sing along. Lyrics below

Ezekiel cried, “Them bones!”
Ezekiel cried, “Them dry bones!”
Ezekiel cried, “Them bones!”
So hear me when I say:

The foot-bone connects to the ankle-bone.
The ankle-bone connects to the leg-bone.
The leg-bone connects to the knee-bone.
Now hear me when I say:

Them bones, them bones
Gonna jump around
Them bones, them bones
Gonna jump around
Them bones, them bones
Gonna jump around
So hear me when I say:

The knee-bone connects to the thigh-bone.
The thigh-bone connects to the hip-bone.
The hip-bone connects to the back-bone.
Now here me when I say:

Them bones, them bones
Gonna dance around
Them bones, them bones
Gonna dance around
Them bones, them bones
Gonna dance around
Now hear me when I say:

The back-bone connects to the shoulder-bone.
The shoulder-bone connects to the neck-bone.
The neck-bone connects to the head-bone.
Now hear me when I say:

Them bones, them bones
Gonna twirl around
Them bones, them bones
Gonna twirl around
Them bones, them bones
Gonna twirl around
Now hear me when I say:

Ezekiel cried, “Them bones!”
Ezekiel cried, “Them dry bones!”
Ezekiel cried, “Them bones!”
Now hear me when I say,
Oh hear me when I say.
.Recorded by Dianne Christensen (singer), Jeffery Lee Davis, and Eileen Hemphill-Haley. All rights reserved.

To go along with the song I have included this free printable from eskeletons.org It is a child size printable Skeleton. 8 sheets of printer paper will be needed.

skeleton printable front page

Once you have the skeleton printed you can do a couple of things with it.

  • You can either cut it out and tape it together.
  • Don’t cut it out and just tape it together.
  • You can cut it out and glue it to newspaper, brown paper or another kind of paper to help it stand out.
  • Once you have it put together you can leave it on a flat surface and just roll up when done for the day or hang it up on the wall.

Depending on the age of your child you can use this printable for printing off the names of the actual bones.
As you go through learning about the skeleton your child can paste or write the actual name on the skeleton or glue the name on their actual bone or next to it. Click the link to Print – Bone Names

Bone names pic

Here is a fun Video your kids can watch that helps explain what the human skeleton is and looks like. Very cute and informative. It comes from MagicBox Animation it is 3:03 minutes long

http://youtu.be/gmV8z0G2pv4

Can you or even your child label the skeleton? Click here to find out

Here is a cheat sheet :-)

Skeleton  picture with bones

Have fun everyone! Leave a comment below please :-) If you have any questions please let me know.

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