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Did You Know? 5 Fun Body-Themed Things for Kids to Learn this Week

By Sarah Hauge, Macaroni KID Englewood-Greenwood Village-Centennial Publisher June 20, 2022

The human body is full of fascinating discoveries! 

You may already know that each person has their own unique fingerprint, but did you know that tongue prints are unique too? Babies have more bones than adults (300 vs. 206). Your brain generates enough electricity to power a lightbulb. Human beings are bioluminescent. And we're only just getting started...

Below are five more body-themed things to teach your kids this week.


1. A silly joke.

Here's a fun joke for every body:

Why can't a nose be twelve inches long? Because then it'd be a foot!


2. A new vocabulary word.

Have you ever stubbed a toe and had trouble explaining which one it was? There are many ways to identify your digits, but here are some of the most common terms for fingers and toes.

Why is your fourth finger called a ring fingerThe term ring finger comes from the ancient belief that the Vena Amoria (vein of love) flows directly from the heart to the fourth finger and is thus the perfect digit for holding a wedding ring.

Though this is not scientifically backed, the tradition of wearing engagement and wedding bands on one's fourth finger continues.


3. A word puzzle.

To solve a rebus, consider not just the words but the placement, size, color, and quantity of everything within the box (and sometimes just outside the box!) when trying to decipher the puzzle. 


4. A fun fact.

Did you know that the largest human organ isn't found inside our bodies? That's because it's our skin!

The skin is a remarkable organ. It regenerates every month or so. This means that by the time you reach the age of 84, you will have had approximately 1,000 different layers of skin.


5. Teach a personal discovery.

Have you ever wondered why you think the way you do? People tend to think in left-brained or right-brained ways, but what exactly does that mean?


Are you left-brained or right-brained? Left-brained people tend towards logic, math, and nonfiction. Those who are right-brained are wired to be more efficient with emotion, art, and creativity.

Not sure where you are on the spectrum? Take a simple test from MentalUp.com to see if you have more left-brained or right-brained tendencies. 


"You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." –AA Milne

Did you learn something new? Now's the time to pass that knowledge on! Be sure to come back next week for another five FUN things to teach your kids.