Montessori Skeletal Pasta

I revived this pasta art off the internet and incorporated it into our study of the skeletal system. Although often used in Montessori pre-primary classes I changed it to help my lower elementary students learn the names of bones. I set up a work station with various types of pasta for children to use. I also placed black construction paper, glue, and a diagram of the skeletal system for the childen to reference. The students choose a part of the body they would like to create with the pasta. This may be the leg, ribcage, hand, backbone, arm, or other. After they place the pasta in position, they glue it on the paper. When the glue has dried the students label each bone.

I also provided an example for the students.

This is what some of the children came up with:

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