There are some many ways to learn anatomy, some are unnerving for certain people like dissection, and others are just outright boring because of rote memorization. That’s one of the reasons we love puzzles and board games to teach anatomy because it takes both the ick and the ugh out of studying anatomy and memorizing body parts and placements.
Anatomy Games and Puzzles
Biology and anatomy can be daunting at first and maybe even a bit overwhelming at times because of learning how everything inside of us is connected and works together. Despite the intimidation factor, there are fun ways to introduce anatomy to kids and adults of all ages to learn the finer points of both human and animal structure.
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Human Brain Puzzle(s)
This really cool puzzle from one of our favorite companies, Genuis Games, is not the only of its kind, there is both a teen/adult AND a children’s version with less pieces.
We added this to our collection several years ago and as with all the many different versions and variations of the original Fluxx card game, it’s a fun and chaotic time, but a fantastic way to memorize human organs and their functions!
We love this very tactful pregnancy anatomy puzzle to discuss not just human anatomy but how it changes with pregnancy. So if your students and homeschoolers are learning Biology and Anatomy, this is a great addition to the unit even if just because of the unique factor that most don’t cover when approaching reproduction.
Scabs ‘n’ Guts
Despite looking like a game for “only” really young kids, we found that it had some truly challenging anatomy questions and is perfect for varied ages.
Whether making a DIY version or grabbing one, an Anatomy apron is a great visual and hands-on way to explore just how long intestines are squeezed inside of the body and the placement of organs fit everywhere.
Human Anatomy Coloring Book
This is a great all-around coloring book for anatomy. It can be suited for younger ages while also be informative for older kids studying anatomy. We have it and it’s also full of information to go along with the coloring and art aspect.
The Anatomy Coloring Book
We also have this coloring book and let me just say that is is ROBUST with pictures, details, and information. No wonder so many medical students are using it to study!
This one has been on our shelves for 4 years. I love that knowledge of biology and anatomy is absolutely not required to have a really fun time while also still being very informative. It’s also a quick learn even for early readers but great for all ages.
Owl Anatomy Puzzle
We have several double sided puzzles, and these take the cake because how cool is it that one side includes the animal anatomy?!
Animal Anatomy Puzzle Set
Just like the single owl, there are other options available. This is a great way to compare and contrast between species.
Since many of the additions here were puzzles, I wanted to make sure and include this helpful puzzle storage solution, especially with children to stay organized. It holds 1500 pieces!!
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