Human Body Activities – Digestive System
Last week, I was out of commission and prepared some posts while I recovered. I picked out some old posts that might be of interest. This is the last of these posts:
Some the posts that receive the most hits were my human body posts from last spring. Here are some of the activities and worksheets we did last year…
Last week was a quiet one. The public school kids had their spring break, so we had activities and play dates each day. We did extremely short days of school. We did start off our human body unit, though.
Once a year, we usually learn about one of the human body systems. Last year, for example, we learned about the circulatory system. This year we are going to study the digestive system.
Overview of the Human Body Systems
We started with a fun album called the Human Body Rock (we borrowed it from the library, but it’s available at Amazon) that we listened to as we made our two trips to the doctors last week (for LD’s allergy shots). The first song goes over the body systems in a fun, general way and we used that as a spring-board for talking about all the systems.
I made this matching page of all the body systems and we did that one morning to add to their science notebooks:
Download the free worksheet: Body Systems Matching Page
NOTE: We are moving soon to homeschoolden.com. We will be moving all of our printables there.
I also made a chart and we wrote down some of the lyrics to the song.
- immune system — defends our body
- skeletal system — all your bones
- excretory system — cleans our body of poisons
- muscular system — all your muscles
- endocrine system is in control of the thyroid glands
- digestive system — mouth and stomach
- respiratory system — delivers your oxygen
- nervous system — is your control center
- circulatory system — is your life pump that keeps your blood flowing
If the album, Human Body Rock, is not available at your local library, it is available at Amazon. You can even just download the one song (“Body System Rocks” and/or listen to a preview) for 99 cents. It’s cute and catchy and great for kids ages 4-10.
Related Posts That Might Interest You (We are moving to homeschoolden.com):
- Creating a Homeschool Science Curriculum (Elementary): Science topics to cover, choosing and preparing for units and more.
- 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!
- Digestive System Packet – includes the printable for “how long is the digestive tract” and the functions of the digestive system parts and organs.
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
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