A Skele-TON of Fun
A skeleton isn’t just an awesome Halloween costume. Your skeleton is a collection of bones that work together to give your body structure and shape.
We have 206 bones in our bodies, each one with a unique function and purpose. Bones help us move and they also support our muscles and organs. There are two types of bones: Axial and Appendicular.
- Axial bones are in the axis, or core, part of your body. They include your skull, ribs, and spine.
- Appendicular bones are the rest of them! They include your arms, legs, fingers, and toes.
Bones become stronger with exercise and movement. You can build a strong skeleton through weight-bearing movements like walking, jumping, climbing stairs, or dancing. In fact, just walking around your neighborhood trick-or-treating can help build your skeleton!
Try our challenge this month by Suiting Up The Skeleton! Print the worksheet and draw your costume over the skeleton. Have a Skele-TON of FUN, and return to your local Hy-Vee customer service for a prize!