|Dr. Benjamin Carson|
First neurosurgeon to separate
Our local science museum has a nice interactive body exhibit with a huge brain in the middle that shows videos about the function of the brains.
I used file folders and felt to create a brain function puzzle. The colors of each part of the brain were chosen based on the available paper and felt in my home. I did not purchase anything new for this activity. A paper brain and labels is the control card. It can be flipped open to check the child's work. I glued felt to the background so that brain would not slide off and I made felt pockets for the cards. The cards are available free for download. I also share a website at the end where you can download a free paper brain puzzle.
For Lil A we worked on vocabulary and matching the parts of the brain.
|A good way to start is to have your child match felt|
pieces to the control card.
|Lil A did an awesome job of reconstructing the brain.|
Z Man and S Man constructed the brain from memory.
|Z Man is working it out.|
|Many ways to use the card|
Everyone worked on the brain hats.
More Brain Activities
|The plan is to complete the body as we work through|
ABC of the Quran, i.e we will put on her heart
when we do H is for heart.
We also visited Vanderbilt University Brain Exhibit
|They happened to have a nice model train exhibit.|
|They also had a wonderful local art exhibit.|
|My favorite painting.|
Noor Janan's Link ups:
Living Montessori Now- Montessori Monday
Noor Janan's Links:
Download Noor Janan's Brain Function cards
Brain hat we used
Ellen Mc Henry's brain hat
Crafty Classroom's brain puzzle.
First Human Body Book
Melissa & Doug Body Puzzle