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The Skeletal System: Part 4 of 5

The Skeletal System: Part 4 of 5

Breakfast Biscuits Meets Skeletal System

Our children love to help out in the kitchen. We had a treat one day during our skeletal system study and decided to bake a cinnamon sugar biscuit hand. This was so much fun to do with them! They quickly learned all of the parts of the hand from the phalanges to the metacarpals all the way down to the carpals.

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After creating each piece and putting the hand together, they waited patiently at the oven until they came out. Each piece they grabbed for, I had them tell me which bone it was and where in their hand it was located. What a fun morning this was! We don't generally do this much sugar, so this was certainly a treat. Needless to say, these leftovers were eaten.



2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp. sugar (1 tbsp. for dough and 1 tbsp. for top)

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla

10 tbsp. melted butter (8 tbsp. for dough and 2 tbsp. for top)

1 cup buttermilk

1 tsp cinnamon


1. Heat oven to 400 degrees and spray baking pan with cooking spray.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1 tbsp. of sugar, and salt in a bowl and mix.

3. Measure the milk, honey, and vanilla in a separate bowl and mix.

4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

5. Pour 8 tbsp. of melted butter and mix.

6. Add flour as desired until the consistency of the dough is workable in your hands, allowing you and your children to shape the bones.

7. Place dough on sheet pan created the hand.

8. Combine 2 tbsp. melted butter, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tbsp. sugar in a bowl.

9. Brush the top of the hand with the butter cinnamon glaze.

10. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

11. Enjoy watching your little ones learn all about the hand and each bone that makes them up.

I hope this activity can help create a love for learning about the hand and a desire for being in the kitchen within your little one.

Looking for more skeletal system activities and resources?

Click here for The Skeletal System: Part 1

Click here for The Skeletal System: Part 2

Click here for The Skeletal System: Part 3

Stay tuned for final part (part 5) in this series. Follow me on Instagram and Pintrest for the latest blog post uploads.

Happy homeschooling and remember to "Willfully Serve His Children" throughout your homeschool day.



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