Home > School and Learning > By Grade > Kindergarten > Describing Parts of the Body
|

Describing Parts of the Body

Purpose/Skills

  • To understand that words stand for specific items
  • To use naming words
  • To build vocabulary

Materials
Large sheet of craft paper; crayon or marker

Vocabulary

body     outline
trace body parts
nose head
arm leg
foot finger

Literature Suggestion
Read any book about the parts of the body.

Warm-Up
Sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes," or any song that mentions various parts of the body.

Procedure

  • Announce that today the group is going to make a drawing of a person's body to hang up on the wall.
  • Spread out the paper on the floor. Select a willing child who is wearing slacks or shorts. Ask the child to lie down on the paper. Ask the other children to gather around.
  • As you trace around the child's body, have children tell you what part of the body you are tracing. Examples: head, ears, neck, shoulder, arm, hand, fingers, leg, knee, foot.
  • After you complete the outline, have children repeat the names of the body parts aloud. Write the words on the outline.
  • Finish up by adding the parts of the face: eyes, eyebrows, nose, and mouth.

Enrichment
Sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" again, encouraging children to take turns calling out different parts of the body to use in the song.

Observation Assessment

  • Proficient - Child is able to name five or more parts of the body.
  • In Process - Child can name only a few major parts of the body.
  • Not Yet Ready - Child does not yet identify more than one part of the body.
|

Excerpted from School Readiness Activity Cards. The Preschool Activity Cards provide engaging and purposeful experiences that develop language, literacy, and math skills for preschool children.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

jack-o'-lantern creator

Design and print
your own
jack-o’-
lanterns!

GO

highlights

12 Pumpkin Activities and Crafts for Kids
Pumpkins and gourds are perfect for fall fun and games with the kids. Find the best pumpkin activities, crafts, printables, and recipes to enjoy with your children this Halloween season.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

15 Best Slow Cooker Meals
Too busy to cook? Try one of these deliciously easy slow cooker meals and have dinner waiting when you get home!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!