For the first experiment, I gave him a cracker and asked him to chew it up. I asked what it felt like in his mouth. Then I gave him another cracker and told him to hold it in his mouth for 1 minute. I asked him how this felt in his mouth. Then we discussed how our mouth aids in the digestion process.
Next we demonstrated a stomach. I put water in a ziploc bag and had him put a piece of bread in it.
Then we sealed it up.
Then he started to mash the bag with his fingers just like the muscles in the walls of our stomach do.
Then we colored and put our body parts on our fridge man! These can be found in the workbook that is found in the link HERE.
I had him put this worksheet together on the tooth. It can be found in the workbook that is HERE.
Lesson 21 Dental Health
For this lesson, we talked a lot about dental health. I also had him make imprints of his teeth in play doh.
Lesson 22 Nutrition
We talked about eating a balanced diet and completed this worksheet found in the workbook. See link above!
Lesson 23 Vitamins and Minerals
For this lesson, I kinda linked all together and went to the Bible. We read John 6:35 and talked about how we are what we eat. Not just food wise, but also other things that we intake like tv, radio, read, or hear. There is healthy and unhealthy food, just like there is healthy and unhealthy things. Read Ezekiel 3:1-4. In it Ezekiel eats a scroll (Bible). After eating it, he can speak the gospel. Read John 6:27-35. In these verses, we read that Jesus is our manna, our life. We are what we eat. We can eat junk food to our souls, or we can eat soul food.