Body Parts Activities for Preschoolers (Free Printable)
As a Registered Nurse and a Homeschool mom, finding engaging ways to teach preschoolers human anatomy can be challenging.. So I designed these fun, interactive printables for preschoolers that are “cut and paste” and will be an enjoyable activity not only for preschoolers, but also kindergarten and grade school kids. These free Body Parts activities for preschoolers printable will help teach your child about different organs in the body and where they are located. In addition, we have a list of several other fun activities that help teach preschoolers about different body parts. And we have many other free educational printables for kids here.
Learn Basic Body Parts with this Free Body Part Cut Out Printable
Label basic body parts with the free human body parts cut-out printable. This printable has cut out pieces of the ear, the face, the nose, the arm, the navel, the foot, the eyes, the mouth, the hand and the leg. This cut out printable will help your young kids learn different parts of the body.
They can cut the pieces out and learn the names of the body parts as they glue the pieces on the page. This is a fun way to strengthen your little learners fine motor skills as they cut and paste the correct part of the body to the picture.
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Body Parts Activities for Preschoolers – My Anatomy Matching Game Printable Pack
This printable is a great way to let you young children label the correct body parts on the printable page. This will help your child learn visually where the basic organs are located in the body. My anatomy matching game let’s your young learners label the heart, the brain, the lungs, the stomach, the kidney, the intestines, the liver, and the kidneys.
After they practice labeling these body parts, they will be more familiar with where their organs are located on their own bodies. Cut and paste printable activities not only develop fine motor skills, but they also encourage hand-eye coordination in your child.
My Anatomy Puzzle – Pictures of Body Parts
This fun game is a printable that will let your child cut out the organs and glue them to the correct part of the body on the printable. The printable has a body outline that is perfect to teach your child about the specific part of their body and where it is located.
This Human Anatomy puzzle is a perfect resource for preschool teachers as they teach about various parts of the body like the heart, lungs, and brain. This printable is also perfect for older children and can be used as a visual resource for reinforcing learning.
Body Parts Activities for Preschoolers – Active Games
Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes Game
This classic song is a great activity to get your child singing while simultaneously learning about human body parts. For example, you can pause during the song and ask your child to point out where their knees are or how many toes they have. You can even make up your own verses with other body parts like elbows and wrists.
Body Part Memory Game
This game is simple yet effective in teaching your child about different body parts. All you need to do is draw some basic outline of a person (just stick figures will do) on a piece of paper then cut it into pieces so that each part (head, torso, arms and legs) is separate from one another. Then have your child put all the pieces together again as quickly as possible. As they’re doing this, name all the different body parts involved in putting the figure back together again.
Name That Part
This game is great for helping children learn the names of their body parts. Show your child a picture or draw a stick figure and point out all the different body parts. Ask them what each part is called, and if they get it right, let them know that they did a great job! You can also use this game as an opportunity to teach more complicated terms, like “elbow” or “ankle.”
Body Part Memory Game
This game is great for not only teaching children about their body parts, but also helping them practice memory skills. Draw several pictures of different body parts on individual cards (or download human body parts flashcards here). Set up all the cards face down in rows and ask your child to turn over two cards at a time. If they match, then they get to keep both cards. If not, then flip them back over so that your child can try again. Keep playing until all the matches have been made.
Body Part Relay Race
For this activity you’ll need two teams of two players each (or more depending on how many kids you have). Have each team line up side by side facing away from one another. On “Go!” have one player from each team run around to the other end of the room and back while shouting out different body parts as they go (e.g., nose, elbow, knee). The first team to shout out all their body parts correctly wins.
Play Simon Says
Engage little ones in a fun game of Simon Says to teach them about their head, shoulders, knees and toes. It’s an enjoyable way for kids to learn the names of body parts.
Using super simple songs such as Hokey Pokey helps kids get moving. These traditional songs are a fun activity to teach children about their different body parts. Parents will love bonding with their little ones as they learn together in this joyful experience.
Fun Book Ideas
Teaching kids about body parts is especially important because not only does it help them understand their own bodies, but it also teaches them the basics of anatomy and there are several good anatomy books for kids. One great book is “My Amazing Body Machine” by David Melling and another is “Heads & Shoulders Knees & Toes” by Annie Kubler.
This great resource for learning is not only which body parts are what but also understanding how our bodies work.
More Fun Body Parts Activities
We have several fun body parts and body systems printables for kids that are perfect for the classroom and for homeschool use. We have a Fun Body Systems Chart Worksheet (Free printable) that can be used as flash cards to learn each body system including the respiratory system, the nervous system, the skeletal system, the circulatory system and others.
Here are free body parts flashcard printable to help your young learner memorize the different parts of their bodies. And we have a Free Human Body systems worksheet printable to use as a visual aid to help kids memorize the 12 different body systems.
Teaching preschoolers about their bodies doesn’t have to be boring; with these fun activities your kids will be having too much fun to realize they’re learning something important at the same time. As long as you keep things lighthearted and interactive with plenty of games and songs your preschooler will be able to pick up new knowledge quickly and easily.
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