Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October Skeletons: Kindergarten thru Elementary

photo of: Skeleton Fun: Art and Identification via RainbowsWithinReach

photo of: Kindergarten Skeletons (LizzLessons via RainbowsWithinReach)

It's October!! 
What a great time to take a look at what holds us up. Holds us together. 
Bones. Skeletons. Science. 

Wait till you see these kindergarten creations up close. 
Have you been reading along here at my blog for very long?
I'm a music-lady. 
I've gone on to become an author/illustrator of picture books. 
I have the wonderful-great-good-fortune of making school visits!

In the course of my travels I have met brilliant Lizz, Kindergarten teacher extraordinaire up in northern WI. 
In taking a tour of her out-of-this-world classroom I was fortunate to photograph this class book, still on her bookshelf in a place of honor -- made by one of her previous classes. 

I give you Lizz' kindergarten-kiddos "Bone Boogie." 

photo of: Bone Boogie Kindergarten Class Book (by LizzLessons via RainbowsWithinReach)

Let's take a look at a few of these skeletal self-portraits up close and personal. 
I adore these insightful poses and the kinder-writing makes the projects priceless.

"My bones like to dance."  

photo of: My Bones Like to Dance (Bone Boogie, from LizzLessons via RainbowsWithinReach)

This next pose is truly insightful and delightful! 
This portrait is caught 'mid-kick.' 
"My bones like to play soccer."
The teeth make this one positively ghoulish.

photo of: My bones like to play soccer. (Kindergarten Bones Book from Lizz Lessons via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: My bones like to walk. (Bones Book from LizzLessons via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: My bones like to play football. (Bones Book in Kindergarten from LizzLessons via RainbowsWithinReach)

I'm big on big endings. 
I saved this one for last. It's an absolute favorite.
You probably have to spend a lot of time with these peeps to fully appreciate this next pose. 
I give you......... 
"My bones like to do pretzel legs." 
I see yoga in the future for this peep. 

photo of: My bones like to do pretzel legs. Kindergarten Class Book from LizzLessons via RainbowsWithinReach)

Now from kindergarten insight to mature elementary school. 
These poses were on the walls at Otter Creek last week. 
I got to visit their elementary in Elgin, IL as we began our annual sojourn south. 

Eerily similar in the poses. 
These fellows are totally labeled. 
Science in October!!

photo of: Study of Bones in Skeleton in Elementary School (via RainbowsWithinReach)

photo of: Body Skeleton with Labeled Bones (via RainbowsWithinReach)

****Here's a link to a direct FREEBIE printable for a skeleton..... which I found via a search on Pinterest. 
Kleurplaat  op Kids-n-Fun
I'd be so appreciative if you'd help me by pinning these great ideas. My main source of traffic is Pinterest and you become my emissaries with your act of kindness in pinning. 

-- Debbie -- 

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  1. Is there a pattern for the darling skeletons?

  2. Kinderfort............. Thanks for stopping by. As far as I know there is NO pattern for the darling K skeletons. I'll ask my friend Lizz to get something together, because I knew people would want 'something' as a reference to create something similar.

    The labeled skeletons must come from some sort of print-out, but I'm not aware of the resource. They were just hanging on the wall in the elementary. If anyone knows of the printable for the labels, please let us know!


  3. My class loves to use our big wooden blocks to create a giant skeleton in the hallway. I put up actual x-rays for the children to look at and it never ceases to amaze me how they measure and compare blocks to the x-ray when creating their giant skeleton. They then capture their creation in documentation by drawing what they see.

    1. WOWZERS! That sounds sooooooooo awesome. I'd LUV LUV LUV to see some of the documentation/drawings. If you're in the mood to share some, you could email me some digital pics. With your permission I could add them to this post!


  4. http://www.eslthemes.com/special_days/halloween/skeleton/01_skeleton.gif

    I found this site this morning....not the same but looks pretty good! I cut the parts out and spread them out on the paper before I photocopied them.

    1. Whoooohooooo Go MrsV! Brilliant link!

      That should help folks wanting to attempt something along these lines! Thanks so much for taking the time to share!


  5. I don't recall anybody saying this before i can't help my self saying, these skeletons are so " cute" !

  6. Hi!!! I know it's been a while since you posted this craft, but I just wanted to tell you I included it in my favorite Halloween crafts post because I just love it!
    Thanks a million for sharing ❤ I'm really grateful!

    Hugs from Spain ♫


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