On a recent trip to the grocery store, I stumbled across this interesting bag of Cheetos. It read Bag of Bones and it was themed for Halloween This is exactly when food becomes Fun, with Bag of Bones Cheetos!
Once I posted an image of these Bags of Bones, many teachers asked me how I planned to use them in my classroom. So here is what I came up with; A Bag of Bones Learning Activity that is 100% free. This is perfect for Halloween time and works great in small groups in Kindergarten.
I love when I can use food to make learning more fun and I knew these Cheetos Bag of Bones could and would be able to do just that! So I quickly grabbed two bags for my classroom to use in the month of October. I was beyond excited to use this cheesy product and share it with all of you.
How Many Cheetos Do You Need for Your Class?
I am usually asked how many bags I need for a class to do this activity. I can usually get enough bone pieces for an entire class of 20 students in two bags. I also recommend pre-bagging a skeleton for each student in a small bag.
Here is how I plan this out to complete the Cheeto Skeleton. First, I arranged for a parent to pre-bag a skeleton in baggies, one for each child. I send home gloves in a baggie for hygiene, sandwich-sized baggies, and the Cheetos. The parent can sort out the pieces and place enough for one skeleton in each baggie.
Then, we use the additional pieces to sort and complete the other activities. This allows us to work on the additional sorting and math activities. Plus, we have printables for anyone who can’t find the Cheetos.
The first idea I had for these Bags of Bones Cheetos for a learning activity was to use individual sorting mats so students could sort out their different types of Cheetos. You can check out this circle sorting mat. This activity works well when students are sorting the bone pieces by type. I usually get asked what we do to the bone pieces that are broken. We eat them. Simple as that.
And here is a sorting mat with squares. The same rule applies to the bones that are in pieces.
There is a table sorting mat version as well. You can choose which one works best for your learners in your classroom.
Graph the Bag of Bones
After we sort the bones out, we can graph them. This is our next Bag of Bones learning activity. If you use the prebagged idea I gave you above, each graph will look the exact same. Each learner will need one skull, one set of ribs, four arms/legs, and four hands/feet to make a skeleton.
Label the Bones
Next, these little learners can work on labeling the bones with this printable. They form the skeleton in the middle and then label the pieces. Labeling is a great Bag of Bones learning activity for little learners.
Where can you grab this Bag of Bones download?
And yes, you guys… You can grab this whole pack and all the extra printables for free!! What a fun way to use the Bag of Bones Learning Activity in your classroom with ease.
You can grab this whole set of printables by clicking right here.