Skeletons might seem spooky to your children but they can be super fascinating. Here are 7 Fun Skeleton Facts for Kids:
Your skeleton has more than 200 bones.
Our body has two types of bone.
The Bones are filled with spongy tissue.
Can you believe, babies are born with 300 bones.
Our smallest bone is in the ear.
The longest bone is in our leg.
Bones are designed to take a beating.
Did you know that your body has over 200 bones? To be exact 206. Each bone plays an important role. They make all the mechanics of your body function properly.
There are two types of bones. There are bones that are out of hard, dense material. They are called cortical bones and help our structure. The second type of bones is called trabecular bones and they are soft and spongy. They are often found inside large bones and in the pelvis, ribs, and skull.
The spongy tissue in bones is bone marrow. It is found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur.
Bone marrow houses stem cells, which are responsible for producing many important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells.
While we learned that adults have 206 bones, babies are born with almost 100 more. It is not that bones disappear when we grow older, but they fuse together and form larger bones instead.
Did you know that the smallest of all your bones is in your inner ear and the largest bone runs from your hip to your knee? Fascinating isn’t it?
As you know bones can break, but they are designed to stand daily wear and tear. Some bones even must be able to absorb your body and weight in force, so they must be resilient.
Did you enjoy these facts about the skeletal system and like to read more? You can find these and more information about skeletons here.
Skeleton Books for Kids
We love to round up our arts and crafts activities with matching fun facts and stories to read. Here are some skeleton books I found for you:
From teeth to eyes and ears to skin and bones, there’s a lot to discover about the human body! Featuring crosswords, mazes, and more, the Human Body Activity Book for Kids is bursting with all kinds of activities to help kids understand how their bodies work, and how to keep them healthy and strong.
I hope you enjoyed these fun facts about skeletons and related books. But let’s have a look at our fun preschool skeleton crafts and activities.
The following list covers everything from Halloween craft skeletons, skeletons decore, skeleton art projects, learn about skeletons, skeleton sensory activities, easy skeleton arts and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers, and much more.
Enjoy our selection!
Are you interested in more kid’s activities, arts & crafts, and science experiments? I have made it easy for you! Simply join our newsletter now and I will send you new fun for kids. Subscribe for free
If you like to work on your children's fine motor skills this stitch skeleton project is perfect for your kids. The difficulty level for this skeleton activity is a little more advanced so I recommend this skeleton craft for kindergartners and older children.
This skeleton template on the other hand is a little bit smaller but just as fun. Go print it out in the link below, then cut and glue it on black paper. It is the perfect skeleton preschool craft. What do you think?
If you have toddlers, they might enjoy this skeleton sensory bin and get ready for some spooky Halloween adventures. With colored sand and skeleton bones it is the perfect sensory activity for Halloween.
Go collect some toilet tubes and make this adorable kids' skeleton craft together with your family, students, or friends. First, you color the paper roll black or glue black paper over it, then add the skull printable on it after cutting it out. Easy enough isn't it?
This is a simple toddler skeleton craft. The skeletons are easy enough for young children to cut them out, paint, draw some bones and add google eyes on them. Time to try this skeleton craft for preschoolers next.
If the thumbprint skeleton were too easy for you, try these instead. Your kids will love learning about the human skeletal system by building it with Q-tips. This Q-tip skeleton craft also doubles as a Halloween craft!