When planning out science lessons, I head to my anatomy board.is this blood type activity from Highhill Education. I loved both the visual and the acting aspect of it. I’d highly recommend reading her post because it’s just one part of a great series.
Two things: Hi, Future Ticia 2021 is updating images, and a few comments, and I’m also wanting to say there are affiliate links in here
Blood type activity supplies:
stuffed animals, post-it notes (or index cards with tape), yarn, tape, marker
Let’s get started!
Start out by labeling all of your victims with blood types. We kept it simple, just the different letter types (A, B, AB, O), we didn’t get into the positive/negative aspects.
There was a terrible accident in our house, and we had a large number of people suddenly in need of transfusions. So, we learned who could donate to who, and why O is such a wonderful blood type to have and very very needed by hospitals.
We talked about where they might hook up the IV, and why they might do it there. We talked about what to do AFTER you give blood, and why it was so important to eat the cookies and drink the orange juice.
Looking at this picture now, I’m not sure we hooked up our IVs in the right place. But, we talked about why they would tape down the IV once it was in your arm.
Which led to other discussions about my kids experience with IVs (2 of my kids have had surgeries under general anesthesia, and did not react well to coming out of it).
I’d give you a more detailed description, but really she did a much better job than I’d probably do on my inspiration post, so just go read her stuff.
Sigh, there are times I miss my little kiddos, but I have to say I super love my giant teens.
Lucinda @ Navigating By Joy says
Yay, I remembered to link up this week! I remember reading Julie’s post on this. Such a brilliant idea. Looks like your guys enjoyed it; mine would too. Thanks for hosting.
I feel like that when I remember to link up to linkies also.
I know Julie’s post was a great idea!
Lindsay @ BytesofMemory says
What a great way to learn who can donate to whom! I thought your IVs were good! I have had more than I can remember 😉
Glad to hear that (not the more than you can remember, but the IVs look good), I started doubting myself pretty seriously there. My IVs when I was hospitalized with the boys were down by my wrists I think….. But Sam’s were up near his elbow.
maryanne @ mama smiles says
What a great way to explore blood types!
It was a lot of fun, and the kids still pull out their stuffed animals from time to time and re-do this activity.
Oh cool! I’m excited to see this idea being used. My kids loved it and I’m glad yours did too.
You do a lot of great activities that I’d love to incorporate (doesn’t always happen, but it’s fun to try).