Frugal Homeschooling Ideas: Body Map

Although we buy in our curriculum the resources we use for learning doesn’t stop there . That’s the beauty of homeschooling. You aren’t limited at all.

I’m always on the lookout for ideas and suggestions that others have. It’s always nice when they’re free or very cheap to do too. Young children in particular love learning new things. They have an enthusiasm for trying something new, or doing something differently. Of course, the benefit to this is that nothing gets stale and hopefully boredom keeps away.

There are so many different people with such a great range of ideas to incorporate into each day. The only problem is that there doesn’t seem to be enough time to try them all!

During our summer break the younger boys were bothering Caitlin while she was desperately wanting to try our her new sewing machine. They needed occupying and fast so here was a quick and easy idea for them.

I rolled out some lining paper from the DIY store, enough for them to lie down flat upon with a little room past the head and feet.

I taped the ends of the paper down to prevent it rolling back up, then began to draw around their bodies.

Then, remembering what they’d learnt from various books about the human body, they began drawing in the parts that they could remember and labelling them.

Quick, easy, inexpensive, educational and fun! Just what I like!

3 thoughts on “Frugal Homeschooling Ideas: Body Map

  1. What a fun idea! I might have to try that with the kids as well. CUTE!

    ps So glad to "meet" you on Raising Olive's Blog Frog 🙂

  2. What a fab idea! We were so close to homeschooling this year, as my situation with driving ceased to exist and my son's school was a half an hour drive ONE WAY. The local school didn't seem to have a place for him, but finally – at the last second – they had a place. I was sorta bummed as I was getting to like the idea of homeschooling, but I didn't have their dad's support in the matter. (my ex)

    Tania, you are one rockin mama. x

  3. You could also take the paper outside and draw their shadows on it, then they get to decorate it with what ever they want to make their shadows look like they have clothes on. Paint and crayons or more adventorus with leaves, flowers or what ever they find in the garden

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