This week we continued our study of broken bones, since we’ve learned how important bones are to our body, and what the different parts of the bone do (when we made our play dough bone model), now it’s time to learn first aid for broken bones.
I took inspiration from Angellicscalliwags again, and used her bone first aid lesson.
Fist I made a quick printable reference for the kids about different injuries: broken bone, dislocated bone, and sprain. Which apparently I did not save, so I won’t be sharing that with you……. Sigh.
Then we acted out what to do. The treatment for a broken bone and for a dislocated bone is remarkably similar, so I’ll spare you the different pictures. The kids loved getting a chance to both play the injured person, AND the person taking care of them. Though, I don’t think I’d really want my kids to treat me if I were injured, they’re a little over eager.
Then we practiced first aid for a sprain, which is what the kids were really looking forward to, pretending to wrap an ace bandage on someone, or themselves, why yes that sounds very fun. We practiced this several times, because this is actually one they will probably have to do at some point in their lives, or several times depending on how accident prone they are… Knowing my kids, several. We emphasized how you need to keep the pressure even, and make sure you give extra support to the ankle.
This was of course their favorite part of the lesson.
They weren’t as big of a fan of labeling a skeleton, because that required actual writing. I think they’ll like it better when we put together a paper skeleton next week and they get to play a game with it. Then they’ll enjoy it.
I leave you with this cute picture of Princess reading. Because I like it, no other reason.