We’ve been talking about Our Bodies these past few weeks at Preschool. We’ve talked about all different parts of the body, and what they do, and now we’ve come to bones.
Bones are kind of tricky, because 1)you can’t see them – or at least, you never want to see them, and 2)sometimes the only bone visuals you can find are scary-ish skeletons.
That’s why I was very pleased to find these felt skeletons (seen in the picture above) at the Dollar Tree. They were happy, at least representative of how the bones go, and yes, cheap. So I bought two of them.
I then took one of them apart. Its bones were connected by some plastic rivet-looking things. I didn’t work too hard trying to open them, because it was easy just to ease the rivet out of the felt hole that it was in.
There were a few felt tabs left on some of the bones after I took them apart, so I just trimmed these off:
I then added magnets to the back.
The adhesive backing on the magnets were not enough to adhere strongly to the felt, so I decided to use additional glue. However, the tacky glue shown below also did not provide a very sufficient hold (hence the red “X” on the picture). I think hot glue would be the best glue for this job.
After all of the magnets were applied, I put both skeletons on the white board. The assembled one provides the model for the Little People to assemble the disassembled bones properly. All in all, it’s a cute and very inexpensive way to add to our Body and Bones learning!