Learn about the Heart
Make a Beating Heart
Supplies Needed; Red and Blue Pipe Cleaners, sealing sandwich bag, straw, red paper, scissors and glue gun
Cut red paper to fit inside your sandwich bag. Cut pipe cleansers and shape to look like veins and arteries. Glue them to your paper. Allow to dry. Insert the paper into your bag. place the straw into the bag, ans seal the bag around the straw.
Have the children blow into the bag, to create a beating heart.
Color Your Own Heart
Here is a great way to teach children about the human heart. We used watercolors to paint our heart, and discuss the different components of the heart.
Blood Cell Sorting Game
Red blood cells, carry oxygen throughout the body
February Is American Heart Month
Teaching kids about heart health is a wonderful way to ensure that your curriculum helps them to learn in ways that enhance their lives. A little education concerning how our decisions impact our health might prompt the kids to choose their foods and activities more wisely. When they understand what the heart is and how it works, they are more likely to make proper decisions, even when they grow older and you can't always be by their side.