Human Anatomy Digestive System

We started out our Human Anatomy Digestive System by reading a couple books, starting with our Scholastic You’ve Got Guts. This series is perfect for Cody and Anthony (2nd-4th graders).
Our second book was Usborne Flip Flap What Happens To Your Food?
Here is an example of one of the pages, on the right page you can see one of the flaps closed..
And then here is the flap opened. I was a very fun book the kids really enjoyed reading, the younger kids enjoyed lifting the flaps for us!
We made a replica of a stomach by putting water into a gallon ziplock bag and adding pieces of bread,
Next the kids acted as the involuntary stomach muscles and squished it around.
We let the bread sit in the water for a little bit to see how the “stomach acids” broke food up.
After we made our stomach models we watched this Magic School Bus episode.
The kids added the digestion book onto their lapbooks.

Other Great Human Anatomy Digestive System Resources Around The Web

  •  Kids Health has a wonderful article about the digestive system, it will even read it to the kids who don’t like to read!
  • Discovery Kids has an online game your Gross and Cool Body
  • Inner Body has pictures of the digestive system
  • National Digestive Diseases walks you through the digestive system
  • Here is a site with 6 different Digestive System experiments for kids.
  • Spell Outloud has a great digestive System post and a free printable

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!

4 thoughts on “Human Anatomy Digestive System

    • Deb,
      My kids love the Magic School Bus, it is one of the few science movies I don’t hear grumbling about watching lol. Thanks so much for taking the time to feature my post and pinning it, it is greatly appreciated! Have a great week!

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