PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Major Muscle Mania

Category: Physical Education

Suggested Grade Level: K-5

Materials: Ellison letters, picture of human body (muscles),computer generated words, pictures of the muscles using dinosaurs


This bulletin board is perfect to use when teaching students about the different major muscles. The picture of the human is labeled with each major muscle being taught in the lessons. The additional pictures are fun ways to remember each muscle (4 headed dinosaur for quadriceps, 3 headed dinosaur for triceps, etc). A line is drawn from the name of the muscle to where it is located on the body. We used this primarily with 1st & 2nd graders and they were able to remember all the names of the muscles (even gastrocnimius) and where the muscles are located because of this board and the lessons taught.

Additional Information:

The picture of the human was found on the internet and then enlarged for printing.

The pictures of the dinosaurs came from an old program called Dino-muscles.

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Submitted by Joanie Lepage who teaches at Hillsdale Elementary in Honey Brook, PA. Additional authors for this idea were Chase Mulry. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 4/27/2009 12:43:36 PM. Viewed 17195 times since 4/25/2009.

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Where can I get the dino-muscles materials?

Amy Mueller

Are the dino-Muscles materials still available? How or where can I find them? Thank you

Alice Lockridge

The Dino Muscles materials are still available on my web site! They make this activity really easy!

Alice Lockridge

The DinoMuscles activity book is available on line.

This is a great way to use the pictures from the book!