Learn the Body Parts Activity
My Amazing Body Activity 1
Tell the children that we are going to learn a song about our bodies. They will need to move parts of their bodies to go along with the song. Point out the following body parts to the children: feet, legs, hips, stomach, chest, shoulders, arms, hands, neck, head, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.
Teach the song Body Parts verse by verse, using the movements suggested in the song.Body Parts to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell My feet are on my legs My feet are on my legs I stomp them once, I stomp them twice My feet are on my legs My legs are on my hips My legs are on my hips I shake them once, I shake them twice My legs are on my hips My stomach's on my hips I rub it once, I rub it twice My chest is on my stomach I pat it once, I pat it twice My shoulders are on my chest I shrug them once, I shrug them twice My arms hang from my shoulders I swing them once, I swing them twice My hands are on my arms I clap them once, I clap them twice My neck is on my shoulders I bend it once, I bend it twice My head is on my neck I nod it once, I nod it twice My eyes are in my head Looking once, looking twice My ears are in my head I listen once, I listen twice My nose is on my head sniffing once, sniffing twice My mouth is on my head chewing once, chewing twice
Ask the children:
What are some other things you do with your hands, beside clap?
What else can you do with your mouth, beside chew?
What are some other parts of your body?This is a sample activity from the Healthy Start, Health Education Program for Preschoolers