We’ve been busy learning all about our complex bodies this month. And if you’ve been here or seen pictures of what we do in the Lab, you’ll see we blend Montessori methods into our playful learning. We’re big fans of Montessori anatomy puzzles - dissecting something, putting it back together and labeling it - helps us understand things. We’re also big fans of DIY projects and felt. But this could also be done on cardboard, heavy cardstock paper or even cut wood.
To start the project, we recommend gathering these materials:
felt in 4 different colors
(optional) 4 popsicle sticks
Step 1: Using the template, trace the parts onto felt
Step 2 (OPTIONAL): write Enamel, Dentin, Pulp, Gum on popsicle sticks and use as labels
For added fun, we added a coloring page and a cut and paste worksheet to try at home. And if you laminate the coloring page, it could double as a playdough mat (play prompt: add small playdough chunks on the enamel that you need to brush off!). If you give it a try, be sure to tag us @kidlabraleigh so we can see!