Next, we did the wonderful idea I picked up from Almost Homeschoolers. They actually used bits of colored dough and baked their hands together. We used icing instead.
|We used the bones of the hand packet from Homeschool Bits which I got on sale back in August for 25 cents. That is the colored hand you see in this picture and the first picture posted above. I think the hand study-pack is now 50 cents.|
|We worked on a couple of the experiments we have from The Young Scientist Club. I got the ready-made experiments from NOEO science. (I did not buy their entire curriculum, I just bought the set of five experiment kits as this was one of the best prices I found on the Internet.) I'm adding in those experiments as we get to them throughout the year. The experiment below (also from the kit) shows the ball and socket bones.|
|We got this hand-claw kit earlier this summer from another family. We talked about why it's so important to have a thumb. Before we attached the thumb, we tried to pick things up with just the fingers.|
|It was pretty hard, though the kids realized they could squeeze their fingers together (making a scissoring motion) to pick smaller things up.|