We've lately been watching The Magic School Bus : For Lunch where the class takes a trip through one of the kids' digestive system. So today, Fynn told me to come with him in his magic car that he built, and we got tiny and took a trip through Mama Whale's digestive system, which was through the whole house & backyard. (If you don't already know, Mama Whale is Fynn's favorite stuffed animal.)
We estimated the sizes of each of our small & large intestines, and cut strings to those sizes. Fynn loved that because he loves measuring. Rowan used his string to practice cutting.
On his own, Fynn made a marker drawing of the digestive system from memory, and also of the large intestine.
I drew blank bodies for them on yellow paper for them to draw the digestive system. Fynn drew his in with marker right away, while Rowan let me help him glue on a string esophagus and balloon stomach. He colored his own small and large intestines.
|Fynn's entire system|
|Fynn's large intestine|
|Rowan's with "small intestine" and "large intestine" :)|
The kids wanted to learn about pee too, so we found a pretty neat model of the urinary tract at highhillhomeschool.blogspot.com . We changed our model a little bit, but it was pretty much the same idea.