Human Anatomy Nutrition Unit

We spent some time last week learning about Human Anatomy Nutrition.

I purchased, printed off, and laminated the Nutrition set from Montessori Print Shop, so the kids could sort out different foods into the correct food groups. It is a beautiful set with real life pictures of foods.
The set comes with picture cards, definitions, picture labels, and just word labels.
The control chart.
Here is the cards and control sheet stored all in a basket on the science shelves
Anthony was very excited to pick this off the shelves.
Fruit and Vegetable sort using the felt board.
Enchanted Learning had this page about food groups I printed off and laminated and added to our felt board. We talked about portion control and what the USDA recommends
After discussing the different food groups, the kids worked on this nutrition page, I printed one off for each of the kids to make and add to our lapbook. This page was one of the free printables found in the younger human body lapbook at homeschool Share.
They forgot to read the spot that said don’t try to fit all the food on the page….
I also added this page to the felt board for the week. It contains an a-z list of super food and what they do or prevent that makes them “super foods.”
The kids filled out this page putting all the super foods putting them all in alphabetical order.
Cody and Anthony read An Apple a Day I printed off from Reading a-z, they also did the comprehension pages to go along with the story.

 Online Human Anatomy Nutrition Unit Resources:

  • Super Kids Nutrition has the A-Z Super Foods we used along with a bunch of other great nutrition print outs.
  • Nutrition Interactive has 5 different online games that teach the kids about nutrition.
  • Spell Outloud has a unit on nutrition with some great ideas.
  • The Transformation Spot has a great poster to let children see how soda impacts our bodies.
  • Home School Share has 2 different lapbooks that are free to download, they have a younger kids lap book and an older kids lapbook.
  • The First Grade Sweet Life has a great free printable book for kids about nutrition.
  • Ed Tech has a very large list of nutrition information and online/offline games

Our Favorite Human Anatomy Resources on Amazon

We have used the following products in our Human Anatomy units above as you will see in the posts, some of them are added products that we have found very useful in follow up units.

  • Some Body Board Game
  • Blood and Guts ~ great teachers guide for your next human anatomy unit
  • Magic School Bus Human Body board game
  • The Body Book ~ from Scholastic to make hands on human anatomy projects

 

 

 

  • Squishy Human Body study kit
  • Muscular System 1000 piece puzzle ~ Great for older kids
  • Human Body layers puzzle ~ Great for younger kids to understand the different layers of the body
  • Human Anatomy Coloring Book ~ Very detailed coloring book great for kids to do while listening to stories!

 

 

  • My first human body book ~ Great learning ideas for younger kids
  • Human Anatomy Models Set ~ Hands on way to learn different anatomy parts
  • Human Body Felt Set ~ Great addition to add to your own DIY Felt Board
  • Human Body Encyclopedia ~ By DK Kids

 

 

Our human body Pinterest board has lots of other great Human Anatomy ideas, stop over and check it out!

Follow Mama Of Many Blessings’s board Human Anatomy / Human Body Unit on Pinterest.
Do you know of some great Human Body resources? I would love to hear about them, leave a comment with a link to your resources for other to see! Don’t have a blog? Just leave your idea in the comments!

 

13 thoughts on “Human Anatomy Nutrition Unit

  1. Awesome! We recently did a unit on nutrition. I made a little magnetized food pyramid on the fridge; each time we ate a meal the kids put up magnet markers on each spot on the pyramid depending on how many servings of each food group we had eaten. Makes you stop and realize if you’re on track for a balanced diet.

    • Karen
      That is a wonderful idea, I will have to remember to give that a try next year when we are on our nutrition unit! Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed week!

      Nicole

  2. Wow! You have so many fabulous resources here for nutrition! I love how your kiddos fit all the pictures on the one page, lol! I do like the new USDA plate-based recommendations. Thank you so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday–I can’t wait to see what you’re up to next week!

    • Carla
      Thank you for your compliments, they are very much appreciated! I do like the new USDA plate recommendations as well I think it is a lot easier for the kids to understand! Thanks for hosting Teach Me Tuesday, and taking the time to stop by!

      Nicole

    • Lori
      I’m so glad that the resources could be of use to you! Thanks so much for hosting Thinky Linky Thursday, and taking the time to stop by! Have a blessed week!

      Nicole

  3. So many great ideas on your blog! I want to pin them all. We have a 3 and 5yo while we don’t home school I do plan on supplementing what public school doesn’t have time to teach 🙂

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