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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Fun Bones
The students need to review the anatomical names of the bones of the body that are in the activity.
Purpose of Activity:
The students will learn different bones of the body while using various body awareness concepts.
Suggested Grade Level:
Materials Needed:
An instrumental version of the song "Hokey Pokey"; Physical activity: Body Awareness Recommended music: Hokey Pokey (Instrumental Version) Dance source: Amazon;Com
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

This activity will be based on the song "Hokey Pokey." The teacher will teach a lesson on the anatomical names of the bones of the body and then tell the students to get in a huge circle around the gym. The students will learn this song and sing it while they point to each body part identified and place each body part inside the circle.

"You put your tarsals in, your put your tarsals out, you put your tarsals in and you shake it all about. You do the fun bone dance and you turn yourself around that’s what it’s all about!"

*Other bones that could be identified:

*Fibula * Sternum * Radius *Tibia * Pelvis
*Carpals *Humerous *Patella * Ribs *Ulna
* Cranium *Femur

At the end of the song, the whole class will shake their body and bones, turn around in a circle and sing " You do the fun bone dance. You do the fun bone dance. You do the fun bone dance. That’s what it’s all about!"


While doing the activity, the teacher could have a skeleton model with the bones labeled to make it easier for the students to learn the bones.

For younger children, the teacher can use just body part names and not anatomical names.

Assessment Ideas:

Make a worksheet of a diagram of the bones in the body they learned and have students label them.

Adaptations for Students with Disabilities:

Children with most disabilities can participate in this activity.
Keenan Moore in Central, SC. Posted on PEC: 11/14/2001.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (
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