Planning a bodies unit with your littles? We've got you covered from your head, shoulders, knees, and toes. I've rounded up all our bodies related activities into one post.
1 - Plastic bag lungs - help kids visualize their lungs filling with air
2 - DIY foam organ stamps - cut out pieces of foam sheeting in the shape of organs and glue them to cardboard or wood discs
3 - DIY felt organs - make your own moveable organs
4 - Brain diagram coloring page - draw a brain diagram using a thick marker or black dot marker, then color in using crayons or markers
6 - DIY organs for the light table - using permanent markers, draw organs on transparency sheets
7 - Three part organ cards - use to match organ names to their images
8 - Giant human body coloring page - use a thick black marker or dot marker on butcher paper to draw a life size body diagram
Teeth & Bones
9 - Pasta bones - creating a skeleton with loose parts was a great way to visualize simple bone structure
10 - Tooth anatomy - use to learn the parts of the tooth
11 - Count and clean cavities - use the toothbrush to clean all those nasty cavities
12 - Moveable hand - learn how the hand works with just a few objects you probably already have around your house
13 - Bones art - use white oil pastels to draw the bones and black liquid watercolors in dot marker bottles to make the bones appear. Substitute non-washable crayons for oil pastels AND substitute watercolors and a paint brush for the liquid watercolors.
15 - Shape bandaids - place shape stickers on your littles body (or on a dolls body) then match the bandaid to the shape sticker. Name the parts of the body and/or bones of where the bandaid is located.
16 - Pearler beads bodies - build moveable bodies with pipe cleaners and pearler beads
General Human Bodies Unit Activities
17 - Play dough faces - use nature loose parts to create faces in play dough
18 - Face symmetry - Get your kids excited about symmetry with this “complete the image” activity!
19 - DNA snacktivity - using licorice, marshmallows, and toothpicks you can make a DNA replica
20 - Blood snacktivity - learn about the parts of the blood with this yummy snack.
21 - Doctor pretend setup - create a dramatic play doctor's office setup
22 - Circulatory system art - use string and paper cutouts to create circulatory system art
23 - Real stethoscope - You can get these for pretty cheap and they are a super fun way for kids to hear their heart beat
24 - Emotions book - Talking about individual emotions with kids is so important to helping them navigate everyday feelings.