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Food Related Books and Activities
(Originally produced in cooperation with the Summer Library Reading Program)


Pasta Shapes Activity HandoutFizz Boom Legumes

R U Curious

Book: Book: Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones
Author: Byron Barton
Publisher: HarperFestival
ISBN-13: 978-0690048254
Age Level: 4 and up
Six young paleontologists learn what happens to bones left behind by dinosaurs.

Activity Supplies:

  • Different shapes and sizes of pasta Or use a copy of pasta shapes handout, crayons or markers and scissors if budget doesn’t allow for purchase of pasta.
  • Copy of the skeleton figure handout for each child (1 per child)
    Double sided transparency tape
  • Round stickers about a quarter in size

Doing the Pasta Skeleton Activity: Skelton Figure Handout
  1. Give each child a copy of the skeleton figure
  2. Give each child either a variety of pasta or the pasta shapes handout. Tip: put different pastas in a self-closing bag 1 per child.
  3. Give each child a sticker and have them put it where the head belongs.
  4. Outline the skeleton figure body with double sided transparency tape. Have children affix the pastas to the body.

While children are assembling their skeleton pasta collages, explain to them that we want our bones to be strong and healthy. One way we can do that is by eating dark green vegetables that are rich in calcium, like broccoli and spinach. And by drinking and eating dairy foods, like low-fat milk and cheese.


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