Teach your child the different parts of the body through these FREE PARTS OF THE BODY FLASHCARDS from The Teaching Aunt!
Preschool students usually get their introduction to Science by studying the different parts of the body.
And it’s quite easy to learn because there are so many fun ways you can introduce this topic.
I have a couple of favorite techniques that I would like to share with you in this post.
How to teach parts of the body to children?
1. Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
A classic preschool song. This song covers the four body parts mentioned on the title and the parts of the face.
It involves gross body movements that is a hit to children.
To make this classic more enjoyable, you can vary the tempo of the song by singing it super fast and super slow.
You may also try singing it in different voices: loud, whisper, like a chipmunk or like a lion… I think you already get the picture. 🙂
2. One Little Finger Song
This is another favorite in my classroom. the movements are not as big as in the Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes Song but it’s equally fun.
With this song, you can include all the different parts of the body that you can think of.
If you’re not familiar with this song, just click on the link below to see a YouTube video of this preschool song.
And here’s the lyrics in case you want to sing it acapella:
One little finger,
One little finger,
One little finger.
Tap, tap, tap.
Point your finger up.
Point your finger down.
Point it at your (insert body part here.)
See how you can include all the parts of the body in this song?
3. Simon Says
It’s your quintessential game. Only this time you will focus on the body parts.
4. Nose, nose,nose game
Okay, so the title may be a little misleading as it may make you think that this game is all about the nose.
But basically you will be pointing at your nose a number of times and then suddenly say another part of the face or body.
The fun part of this game is you can trick your students by saying a part but then touch a different part of the body.
We always have a good laugh playing this game.
5. Monster Art
My students love this activity! And it’s so simple.
I just give them a piece of paper with an outline of a monster (think Monsters, Inc.) Then I ask them to draw different body parts on the monster.
Since they’re creating a monster, I ask them to draw odd numbers of parts, say 5 eyes, 3 arms, etc…
When our art is done, we display them in the classroom.
It’s just so cute seeing “my little monsters” so proud of their “monster work.”
Those are my fool-proof techniques in teaching the different body parts.
Aside from these fun and interactive activities, I also have my extremely cute flashcards that double as classroom decors.
And since today is my birthday, I will post here (for a limited time) my complete set of body parts flashcards for preschool.
These preschool flashcards feature a cute drawing of a child pointing to the different parts of the body.
I hope that you and your students will enjoy these free printable.
As always, these preschool flashcards come in PDF format so they’re easy to download and print.
Just click on the link below and you are good to go!
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