Free Skeletal System Labeling Worksheet

Learn about the main bones of the body with our free skeletal system labeling worksheet.

Focusing on nine key bones, this printable encourages students to actively participate by labeling each part themselves.

It’s crafted to fit easily into any science lesson, providing a hands-on experience that enhances understanding and retention of anatomical basics.

Perfect for classroom use, this worksheet transforms the study of human biology into an accessible and memorable activity, encouraging students to explore and discover the wonders of the skeletal system.

This free printable science worksheet is a great resource for students studying biology and exploring human body systems.

skeletal system educational worksheet, featuring a cartoon skeleton to be labeled, with a bold title

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What is the skeletal system?

The skeletal system is like the frame of our body.

It’s made up of all our bones, like the ones in our arms, legs, and even our skull.

These bones help us stand up straight, protect our organs, and give our body shape.

Without our skeletal system, we would be all wobbly and floppy!

Skull

The skull is the head bone that protects our super important brain. It’s made up of many bones that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.

We’ve got the bumpy forehead and special holes called eye sockets where our eyes sit.

Humerus

The humerus is a fancy word for the upper arm bone. It’s the one that goes from our shoulder to our elbow. It’s a long bone that helps us swing our arms and do all sorts of cool moves.

An unlabeled worksheet of a cartoon skeleton for educational purposes with a word bank listing 'skull,' 'radius,' and 'tibia' among others, framed by red and blue beads

Rib cage

The rib cage is like a bony cage that protects our delicate organs like the heart and lungs. It’s made up of many curved bones called ribs that wrap around our body. They help keep our organs safe and also give our chest its shape.

Radius

The radius is one of the bones in our lower arm, and it’s on the same side as our thumb. It runs from our elbow to our wrist. It helps us twist our hand and do things like turn a doorknob or hold a pencil.

Spine

The spine, also known as the backbone, is like a long, bumpy road that runs down our back. It’s made up of many small bones called vertebrae that stack on top of each other.

The spine helps us stand up straight, bend, and twist. It also protects the spinal cord, which is like a superhighway for messages between our brain and body.

Use our free printable human body systems worksheets too!

Pelvis

The pelvis is like a bowl-shaped bone in our lower body. It’s made up of two hip bones that connect to our spine. The pelvis helps support our body and keeps everything in place.

Femur

The femur is the biggest and strongest bone in our body. It’s the bone in our thigh, connecting our hip to our knee. The femur helps us walk, jump, and run. It’s like the superstar of our skeletal system!

Tibia

The tibia is the other bone in our lower leg, and it’s the big, weight-bearing bone. It’s the one that connects our knee to our ankle. The tibia helps us stand tall and gives our leg the support it needs. It’s like a sturdy pillar!

Fibula

The fibula is one of the bones in our lower leg. It’s a skinny bone that runs next to the thicker bone called the tibia. The fibula helps us balance and gives our leg strength. It’s like a trusty sidekick to the tibia!

The kids will also enjoy our free body systems word search.

Label parts of the human skeleton

On the skeletal system labeled diagram, you will see the same picture of the skeletal system just with the correct words pointing to the correct area of the body.

I highly recommend getting a model skeleton for the kids to learn more about the human body.

A completed educational worksheet for the skeletal system with labeled parts including 'skull,' 'rib cage,' and 'femur,' surrounded by decorative beads, with a pen on the right side.

Books about the human body for kids

We enjoy including books in our studies, and when it comes to biology, we have some favorites.

Know Yourself brings you interactive and enjoyable anatomy books for kids that make studying human anatomy really fun. If you purchase through my link you will also get an exclusive 15% off!

Dr Bonyfide Books for Kids

Human Anatomy for Kids is a great book that introduces human anatomy in a fun and easy way. With fun pictures and simple explanations, kids will discover the skeletal system, muscles, and organs, and learn how their own bodies work!

How Does My Body Work? is an interactive book that lets kids aged 8-12 years old explore the circulatory system, digestion, and more through cool experiments and interactive activities. Learning about your body has never been so exciting!

Ultimate Bodypedia. This book is packed with mind blowing facts, fun diagrams, and stunning photographs. From tiny cells to intricate body systems, it’s the ultimate resource for curious young minds who want to explore the wonders of the human body.

Need to print later? Add this to your Pinterest board or share it on Facebook. You’ll have it handy whenever you’re ready to use it!

Download the free human skeleton worksheets

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 16 July 2024 by Clare Brown

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