Friday, April 13, 2012

X is for X-Ray

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  • Paper Doll X-Ray … great x-ray activity inspired by Spell Outloud
    1. Print one blank person (click the image above) on white paper.
    2. Stack printed paper on top of one black paper.
    3. Cut out together making one black paper doll + one white paper doll.
    4. Decorate the white person to look like you.
    5. Draw bones with a white crayon on the black.
    6. Staple together.

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  • X-Ray Bones PuzzlesPrintable from the University of Texas at Austin.
    1. Print out this child-sized skeleton on 8 1/2 x 11” paper here.
      1. Click on “Activities/Teaching Resources”
      2. Click on “Life Size Printouts”
      3. Choose “Juvenile Homo Sapiens”
    2. Assemble on the floor or wall.


  • X-Ray Handprints … we did this years ago before my oldest started school. A fun activity and I get to keep his handprints! 
    1. Paint palms and fingers with white paint.
    2. Press on black paper.
    3. Let dry & trace with white crayon to make a handprint x-ray!

  • The Skeleton Song & Dance … what a fun little video to dance along to!
    1. Have the kids get up and dance along.
    2. Try to wiggle and shake the bones they are singing about!


  • Edible X-ray Bones … We actually made these bone breadsticks for Halloween, but they would be a fun snack to do along with X-rays too.
    1. Use any breadstick recipe you have. I included my favorite below
    2. Roll out and use a pizza cutter to cut into strips.
    3. Slice 2-3” up each end and roll to form the end of the bone.
      • My orthopedic husband let me know that there is actually no bone in the body that looks like this … oh well, they tasted great! Smile
    4. I like to brush with a little melted butter, then sprinkle with garlic salt and parmesan cheese (before I cut them into strips.)
    5. They would also be good brushed with a little melted butter and sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar!


See more X-Ray activities here!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the X-ray unit. There isn't much out their in crafts wise for the letter X. My students loved the X-ray bones puzzle


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