Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Make X-Rays Craft With Preschoolers

This week I am sharing Letter "X" activities!  Today, I have a fun and child-friendly way to make an x-ray craft!

Before you get started, take a few minutes and look at some real x-rays or pictures of the bones in a human foot.  Point out how there is a set of bones for each of the five toes.

Then pull out black paper, white crayons, white q-tips, and glue.  Trace your children's feet with the white crayon and let them glue the q-tips in as their bones!

Some children (especially older ones) will be meticulous about getting the right number of toes represented.  Many younger ones will not.  This kiddo wanted as many bones as she could fit so her foot would be extra strong:

The gluing and pasting is excellent fine motor exercise and the x-rays and bones are a great introduction to a life-long study of their own bodies and how they work.  This is also a great time to mention that exercise and active play (like running and climbing) actually make their bones stronger! 

I will be sharing Letter "X" activities all week!  Be sure to check back for more ideas!!

I may share at any of these parties!