At 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!
I love when I can use food to make learning more fun and I knew these Cheetos 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.
Once I posted an image of these Bags of Bones, so many teachers asked me how I planned to use them in my classroom. So here is what I came up with.
The first idea I had for these Bag of Bones Cheetos was to use individual sorting mats so students can sort out their different types of Cheetos. You can check out this circle sorting mat.
And here is a sorting mat with squares.
There is a table sorting mat version as well. You can choose which one works best for your learners in your classroom. 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.
Graph the Bones
After we sort the bones out, we can graph them. 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 arm/legs, and for 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, then label the pieces.
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!!
You can grab this whole set of printables by clicking right here.