Parts of Our Body

Life Science - People

Parts of Our Body, and How We Use Them

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Core Learning Experience

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Possible/Expected Discoveries

Extended Learning and Other Curriculum Areas


  • Play Simon Says, using parts of the body. Begin simply, then make it more difficult. Touch your nose with your finger. Touch your nose with your littlest finger. Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
  • Let’s find some parts of your body that bend. Now find some that don’t bend.
  • What part of your body do you use to walk? (Name all of them). What part do you use to speak?  How about to draw a picture? Kick a ball?
  • Go to a mirror, and examine your face way up close. Check out all the parts on your face.   Make funny faces in the mirror.
  • People can do amazing things with all the parts of our body. We can walk, throw balls, eat food, paint pictures, read books, sing, wiggle our toes, and breathe in air. Can you think of some more things?
  • What would it be like if we didn’t have ears? A nose? Fingers? Would we still be able to do things?
  • We can’t see some of our body parts, because they are inside our skin. Some important body parts we can’t see are: blood, veins, bones, muscles, brain, heart and stomach.
  • Take a flashlight into a dark room, and silhouette different parts of the body on the wall.
  • Copy Me: Have the children copy exactly what you are doing e.g. raise 3 fingers; stand on one leg; blink 4 times.
  • Find body parts that come in pairs, or “twos”.
  • Draw a directed picture of a person – teacher labels body parts.
  • One child wiggles a body part – other guess what the name of it is. (A fingernail? An eyelash?)


Packs and Printables:


From Head to Toe by Eric Carle 






 Theme activities and printables for preschool and kindergarten

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