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The Skin You’re In

The biggest organ in our bodies is right on the outside: our skin! Does yours have freckles? Or a scar? Our skin protects our bodies. And yours is perfect just the way it is.

For Grown-Ups

What you’ll need

Ask About Today

What are some things your skin can do?


est. 30 min

Elmo Learns About Skin

This special part of our bodies helps us stay safe. It even heals itself when it gets a scrape. Today, Elmo is learning all about skin!

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Inside Your Skin

You’ve probably gotten a cut before. Did you notice how your skin healed? How did it do that? SciShow Kids explain it all.

A Visit to the Human Body

What happens under your skin? In this Magic School Bus story by Joanna Cole, Mrs. Frizzle’s class is going inside the human body to learn all about it.


est. 30 min

Life-Size Self-Portrait

It’s time to make a self-portrait—as big as you are!

Toolkit Materials:


Unroll a long piece of paper or tape together several smaller pieces, so your camper can lie down on it. With your camper lying still (ha), trace the outline of their body. (Pro-tip: Tape the paper to the floor so it doesn’t get wrinkly.)


Color yourself! Draw your face, your clothes, anything you want. You can even include pictures of things you love to eat or do. It’s all about you.


est. 20 min

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I Am Perfectly Designed

In this episode of "Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices," Karamo Brown reads the story he wrote for—and with—his young son.

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The Skin You Live In

We all have skin! Magical, wonderful, talented skin. Listen along with this special rhyming story by Michael Taylor, with pictures by David Lee Csicsko.


est. 7 min

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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Abby and her friends on Sesame Street are going to the beach. They’re going to put sunscreen all over their bodies! Sing and dance along with them.

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Do the Hokey Pokey

Put one hand in and shake it all around! Join the Wiggles for this song and dance.