Digestive System Free Worksheets
The past couple of days I shared all of our hands on activities in our study of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines… everything from recreating the muscle movement along the esophagus to making fake vomit and measuring out the length of our digestive tract. Here are the worksheets I made for my kids to go along with all of those activities.
I actually did a lot of those hands-on activities before we worked on these sheets… I just slipped information in as we did activities so that when we went over the sheets, most of the information was already familiar to them.
A good overall review sheet for the kids was the first page. They checked off the digestive system part (such as the esophagus) and colored that same part in on their page.
The next day, we measured out the digestive tract. As they cut a piece of yarn, they colored that portion the same color on their sheet.
The next couple of days, we went over more detailed information about the digestive system. We’ll obviously have to come back to this in a few years when we rotate back to this material again. As you can see, there wasn’t a whole lot of writing so my daughter (7) was just fine with them.
The last thing they did was this matching page which gave a brief description of each part of the digestive system and the organs associated with it (it’s on page 3 of the packet):
Here’s a glimpse of the digestive system packet pages if you are interested in downloading them. This packet is actually 9 pages long, but the answer sheets are not shown below:
NOTE: We are moving to homeschoolden.com and will be moving all of our printables there.
If you are from a school, you will probably have to use your private google account to access this file. Most school email systems won’t allow access to google docs and won’t let me add you to the “share” settings. You can also email me to request the file and I’ll do my best to get it to you. ~Liesl
We didn’t get to this activity yet (we were going to do it yesterday, but got carried away with our activities in our Africa Unit), but since this is my last post about the digestive system I thought I’d mention these cute human body stickers I bought at Oriental Trading. It was $8.00 for a pack of 12. The body is on an 11×17 piece of paper and the stickers are quite big. I thought the set was pretty cute, though a little on the pricey side. Still, we did a set last year and will do another this year… so over the course of 4 years I guess it’s not so bad:
Other posts in our study of the Digestive System: This was the last post of our unit. We’ve now officially finished our human body unit for this year! Here were some of the activities and worksheets we worked on as we studied the digestive system the past month or so:
Note: We will be moving to homeschoolden.com. We will be moving all of our printables there.
- We also have some skeleton worksheets and lapbook pages available:
- Creating a Homeschool Science Curriculum (Elementary): Science topics to cover, choosing and preparing for units and more.
- Human Body Systems:
- Human Body Unit: Heart and Circulatory System Activities
- Human Body Unit: The Human Hand
- Human Body Unit: The Brain
- Human Body Egg-speriment: Protect that Brain!
- Human Body: Skeletal System
- Meet Vertebrae Man: Our Hands on Study of the Backbone and Nervous System
- Digestive System: It All Starts in the Mouth: Another free download pack about the mouth/teeth — and various hands-on activities.
- Choking, An Important Lesson for the Kids - A lesson about swallowing, the epiglottis and performing abdominal thrusts. Make your own (moveable) epiglottis with the printout to show how food is prevented from entering the windpipe:
- Digestive System: Hands-on Activities — Esophagus, Stomach and Small Intestines – 4 or 5 activities we did to see how the muscles of the throat worked, how nutrients pass through the small intestines… we even made fake vomit (uck!)
- Hands-On Activity: How Long is the Digestive Tract? The kids loved this… it went half-way up our driveway!
- Germ Lapbook
Check out our other science units and freebies:
- Rocks and Minerals: Free 25 page packet, free pages on the 3-types of rocks, lots of hands on activities
- Simple Machines: Lots of hands on activities, plus a free packet
- Earth Science Activities
- Weather Unit