Thursday, 18 April 2013

Attentiveness - Part 2

Psalm 139:14
New International Version (NIV)

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

Isn't it just amazing how wonderful God has made us? This week we learned about our amazing skin. 

Finger prints

There are no two people in the world that is similar. Just as our DNA are different, so is our finger prints. Finger prints give you an identity. Police use finger print records to determine who a suspect is. Read more about fingerprints HERE.

We did this fun activity by taking the kids finger prints.

 How did we do this?
1. Take a normal graphite pencil and rub it on a piece of paper. 
2. Place your child's finger on top of the pencil rubbing marks.
3. Use a piece of clear tape and place it over the finger, press on it and pull it off.
4. Now put the tape on the paper. Neat hey!

Extra fun: Thumbprint characters

We used the book Great Thumbrpint Drawing Book by Ed Emberley's that we found at the library. There are several new additions to this book.

You can also check out this video clip.


The amazing fact about skin besides it being your biggest organ.It also weigh about 15% of your body weight.Another amazing facts:You skin basically works as a build in air-conditioner for your body. When you are hot, you sweat, then your sweat evaporates and cools your body down. 

Skin anatomy. 

source: Wikipedia

Here is some amazing videos about your skin.

Anatomy of skin

Human skin

Watch this fun video of Hi-5 about the 5 senses. My kids just loved it :)

It is important that we don't just teach our kids about the skin, what it looks like etc. It is also important to teach them how to take care of their skin. Sun protection and much more.

Even though we are not done with our senses unit, we decided to move on to bird study next. Will post on that in due time.


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