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I'm wanting to make a life-size poster of the internal organs of the human body with my 1st grader.  Looking for a resource to do so.

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Years ago I used a book called, My Body.  The author is Patricia Caratello.  It is basically a book with patterns of life size organs that kids can cut out and do just as you have you have described.  It's a paperback, consumable type and not overly expensive.  Have fun!

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One helpful thing for this is to get a roll of art or butcher paper and trace an outline of your child's body. Then you can have a place to paste all those life size organs.

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10 minutes ago, Wallflower said:

Years ago I used a book called, My Body.  The author is Patricia Caratello.  It is basically a book with patterns of life size organs that kids can cut out and do just as you have you have described.  It's a paperback, consumable type and not overly expensive.  Have fun!

We used this too. It worked well. 

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We used My Body too. It also includes short descriptions of various parts. You can see our finished product here.

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For added fun Ellen J McHenry has a "brain hat" that you can make and wear around on the appropriate day. And to the library (apparently) 😁

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You can buy the e-book version of My Body. It is much easier to just print the pages out than photocopy them imho. I just purchased the regular one, not the enhanced one. The additional features of the enhanced version just were not anything I would use for this book.

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The body book is great but it is a lot of cutting for a first grader depending on the first grader.

my sons coop class colored a t-shirt that has all the internal organs pre printed on it. And that was really cool. Looks like you can get them at sciencewear.net for $5. They used the guts one

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2 hours ago, Dudley said:

The body book is great but it is a lot of cutting for a first grader depending on the first grader.

my sons coop class colored a t-shirt that has all the internal organs pre printed on it. And that was really cool. Looks like you can get them at sciencewear.net for $5. They used the guts one

 

Agreed on the too much coloring and cutting with young elementary kids, especially boys. I used colored paper to print them out on to eliminate the coloring and I cut them out for my kids. My kids placed and glued them. My goal for this particular project was for them to have a memorable way to study the human body on a basic level, not practice cutting or coloring skills. A lot of prep work for sure but I can tell you that my 21 year old son still remembers doing the My Body book project fondly. :-)

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