Circulatory System Skit: Act out the Flow of Blood

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In this activity, learners act out the flow of blood in the human body! A great way to get learners up and moving while learning about the circulatory system. Requires at least 15 people to complete the skit. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Simulation


Materials List (per group of students)

  • poster or diagram of the circulatory system
  • red plastic disposable plates, 9-12" in diameter
  • white foam discs (to represent oxygen)
  • blue foam discs (to represent carbon dioxide)
  • labels or nametags
  • marker
  • tape or velcro


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Circulation
      • Respiration

Informal Categories

  • Performing Arts
  • Physical Activity


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All rights reserved, Science Museum of Minnesota, 2000

Funding Source:

  • Medtronic Foundation