We’ve been moving slowly through our human body unit and having lots of learning fun. This t-shirt has been a huge hit! It would work great for co-op classes or preschool classes on a felt board ribcage.
How to make a human body organ t-shirt and felt organs
I placed my iPad under the white shirt with an image of a ribcage blown up on the screen and traced it onto the shirt with a Sharpie. It would have been easier with a printed out picture, but our printer does not print quite large enough for the shirt size Mr. T wears, so I moved the iPad image and the shirt and it turned out a bit crooked, but it still works great! I used the iPad with enlarged images for the felt organs also. I just traced with a black Sharpie then cut them out.
Mr. T can identify the clavicle, sternum, and ribs on the t-shirt. After we review those, we begin adding organs as we put our Squishy Human Body guy back together. It is great to have the organs out and labeled in a more realistic form so Mr. T gets a better idea of what they really look like.
Here you can see the esophagus, heart, lungs, kidneys, and bladder. Below you can see the intestines and appendix. The organs you can’t see are the stomach, the pancreas, the gallbladder, and the liver. All these organs are covered in our Magic School Bus Human Body Kit. It’s a lot of information so we are spreading it out.
Favorite Human Body Toys and Books
First Encyclopedia of the Human BodyThe Human Body shine-a-lightBig Book of the BodySquishy Human BodyThe Magic School Bus: A Journey into the Human BodyMelissa & Doug Magnetic Human Body Anatomy Play Set
If you’d like to see some other fun ideas for preschool human body studies, check out my Pinterest board. We are linked up with Living Montessori Now for Montessori Monday!