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Label the Parts of the Body Activity is a fun project that encompasses science, art, reading, and writing while also teaching about the various part of the body. It is perfect for curious preschoolers through early elementary school aged children.
Kids are curious about everything including their own bodies and other peoples’ bodies. A great way to learn about the human body is by having kids label the parts of the body. Because it uses basic body parts like head, shoulder, knee, and toes, it’s great for the younger crowd of elementary and preschoolers.
Label the Parts of the Body Activity
- Body length craft paper roll
- Painter’s tape
- Sticky notes or note cards
- Roll out a length of craft paper and have the child lay down on it.
- Trace the child’s body.
- Have the child add facial features like eyes, nose, etc with markers.
- Hang the body up on a wall or door using the painters tape.
- Write the parts of the body on the sticky notes.
- Have the child place the sticky note on the body.
- For an added art element, have the child use markers to draw on clothes and other details.
- Instead of telling them where the correct part is, have them label the body where they think that body part is. Review what is correct/incorrect.
- Have the child read the sticky note before placing on the body to encourage reading and vocabulary.
- To challenge the kids, mix up the note cards and have them race to see who can label their body correctly first.
- After the body is labeled have the child describe what each part can do or what they use it for.
- Additionally, have the children write a few sentences about their bodies.
I like to take a week to go over the body. Here’s a peek at our week and how I arrange the activities. The first day we read a few human body books and discuss them. On the next day, we take turns tracing the bodies, adding facial features, and labeling. The following day, we add clothes and additional details to the body posters. The kids also relabel the body parts. On the fourth day, the kids have to label the body and read the note cards out loud, tell me what each part can do or is used for, and then they write a few sentences about their bodies. On the last day, I mix up the cards and they race to see who can label their body first.
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