I saw this really cute idea on Pinterest from Finally in First about making a skeleton out of Q-Tips. First we read the book Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler. The students really enjoyed this book and joined in on the repeated text in the book. After we read the book we discussed different ways the author was trying to convey to her readers on how to stop the skeleton’s hiccups. We then talked about what they would do if they had to try and get rid of the skeleton’s hiccups. After they finished the sentence frame: I would get rid of the skeleton’s hiccups by _______ I had them use Q-tips to create a skeleton. We talked about the different features our skeleton’s should have (head, eyes, mouth, arms, legs, body). As an accommodation for the IEP kids I had already sketched out a body outline and had them glue down Q-tips to my drawing. This seemed to help them a lot.
Here are some pictures of our skeletons: