Compare and contrast bodies (different humans or compare humans to animals)
Keyhole game (take photos of children and cover all but one body part (eyes, nose, hand, etc) and have children guess who is who
Mr. Potato Head (Where do body parts belong)
Matching X-rays to body parts
Shaving cream exploration (table covered in body parts, then contact paper, children squeegee it off to discover body parts)
Matching X-rays to their body parts
Graphing body parts in the class (eye colors, how many legs, how many noses, etc.)
Body Parts Memory Game
Body Parts Go Fish
Body Skeleton Puzzles
Building Bodies with Blocks
Body parts magazine collage (cut out body parts and glue them to make a complete body)
Body tracings (outdoor project)
feet painting (sensory art)
Dramatic Play Doctor's Office
Dramatic Play Health Club or Gym
Self Portraits using mirrors
Add photos of differently abled people (wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, missing limbs, etc.) around the classroom. Follow the lead of children in conversation and discuss adaptations.
Talk about and experiment with not using a particular body part. (ex. 3legged race or writing with feet) Talk about how it would make you feel.
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Juanito (Spanish body parts song)
This Is My Body (song and movement)
Pin the Parts on the Body (eyes closed game, followed by discussion)
3 Legged race
Try writing with feet
Drawing/Labeling parts of the body
Read "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More"
Read "My Own Human Body"
Read "The Magic School Bus: Inside My Body"
Read "Me and My Amazing Body"
Body words memory game
Respond to readings with pictures and dictation
Discuss similarities and differences of the human body around the world
Investigating how the body changes over time
Do all people in the same family have the same body type? Why or why not? Critical thinking activity
Drawing family members and graphing their characteristics