How Many Bones in the Human Body?

“The toe bone’s connected to the foot bone,
The foot bone’s connected to the ankle bone,
The ankle bone’s connected to the leg bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!”

Coco, Maxine, Miel, Andrea and several additional neighbors learned the parts and placement of human internal anatomy during our blindfolded body building activity. Even the adults put on a blindfold, did a few spins and gave it a try!

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Go Coco go!

Human babies are born with over 300 bones, but as bones shift and fuse with growth a human adult has a grand total of 206 bones. Cumulatively, the Famero household had roughly 3,648 bones in attendance of this family activity night. Although our skeleton initially suffered from eviscerated intestines and largely displaced jaw, by the night’s end (and with great encouragement from the peanut gallery) all of his body parts were restored to their proper position.

The poster and body parts was provided by the Magic School Bus activity kit
The poster and body parts was provided by the Magic School Bus activity kit

“Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!”

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