Human Anatomy- Circulatory System

We worked on the Circulatory system the other day, we started by watching a short video on Discovery Education and then moved into our reading. We read our Smart Words Reader Inside your heart. I read it to the kids and split it up into 2 parts, the 1st chapter during our morning circle time, and the second during the afternoon circle time. The next day Cody and Anthony silent read the book for their reading time.

During break time I had the kids work on their stress test, they got into groups and had their partner help listen to their pulse and they recorded their answers. When they were finished with their recordings they were added to their human body lapbooks. The stress test and all of the other lapbook printables were found at Homeschool Share using their free Human Body Lapbook download. We also added a book about the heart, but I didn't manage to get pictures of it.

After our morning break the kids made "candy blood." We used the free printable from To make our blood we used 4 different candies to symbolize the 4 different parts in our blood, red hots (red blood cells), mini marshmallows (white blood cells), sprinkles (platelets), and Karo syrup (plasma). It was a very fun way for the kids to see how much of each substance is really in our blood!

Anthony had fun adding our "red blood cells" he also enjoyed eating the ones that spilled out ;)

The kids colored a circulatory system coloring book I printed off from EdHelper, and we all read through the book.

I have some other great Circulatory System Ideas on my Human Anatomy- Circulatory System Pinterest board.

Kids Health  has a lot of information for kids on the circulatory system, including a video of a child getting an EKG and what it shows!

Discovery Kids has a page with lots of great facts about the circulatory system.

PBS has a video that maps the heart.

How Stuff Works has information about how your blood works.

AKidsHeart has printable hearts for kids to label.

Science Kids offers a game that can be downloaded or played online about Human Body growth.

EdHelper offers lots of circulatory system resources quizzes, mazes, readers, worksheets, diagrams and much more.

Scholastic has lesson plans and activities on the Circulatory System.

Learning Games For Kids has some online games for practicing naming parts of the body.

Kids Biology has a fun interactive game about different systems of the body.

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