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The Human Body by Mind Map: The Human Body
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The Human Body


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


Body Bingo

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

Creative Arts

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

QTip Skeletons

Self Portraits using mirrors

Emotional Development

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.

Music and Movement

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

Language and Literacy

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

Social Studies

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