Students will make life-size body outlines.
To learn about the parts of the body.
- large sheets of butcher block paper (child-sized)
- black permanent marker
- Have each child lay down on a piece of butcher block paper.
- Tell the children that you are going to draw the outline of their bodies, using the permanent marker.
- After the outlines are drawn, have the children use the crayons to color their outfits on to their body. The outfits should match what they are wearing, such as blue shorts and a red shirt. This will let the kids know whose body is whose!
- Now have the children tell you what each body part is: such as their legs, arms, mouth, nose, eyes, etc.
- The teacher can label the body parts for the children, or some of them may be able to write their own body parts on their picture.
- Have the children add and color their hair, eyes, mouth, ears, shoes, etc.
- When the bodies are done, they look great displayed in the room. The kids love to show people which one is them!
Editor’s Note: I did this with my kindergartners during the last half of kindergarten. At this point, they were able to partner up and draw the outlines for each other. There were a few children who required assistance from me, but most did a good job. The partners also were able to help each other with the coloring. Since the children did a lot of the work themselves, this project took several class periods to complete, so by the time we were done, some were ready to throw in the towel!
By: Debbie Haren, Preschool Teacher
Related lesson plans:
- Book Caterpillar Classroom Display Share/BookmarkMake a caterpillar to display in the classroom or hallway showing each book that has been read. Parents can see the books the kids have been reading! Materials: Construction paper in a variety of colors. Black permanent marker Titles of...
- Dr. Seuss Activities Share/Bookmark Cross-curricular activities for 15 Dr. Seuss books, including The Foot Book, Dr. Seuss’ ABC, If I Ran the Zoo, The Lorax, and more! The Foot Book Paint with the kids’ feet and create your own Foot Book. Count the...
- Equal Parts Snack Recipe & Activity With Bananas Share/BookmarkChildren learn how to divide things into equal parts with this activity to make banana drops. What you’ll need: Book - The Doorbell Rang Ingredients: 1 12-ounce package of semi sweet chocolate chips 1 cup chopped peanuts 1 banana for every...
- The Heart Share/BookmarkThe objective of this lesson is to introduce the parts of the heart and the flow of blood through the heart. Materials: diagram of the heart a model of the heart masking tape markers small pieces of paper or index...
- Johnny Appleseed for Little Ones Theme Unit Share/BookmarkThis is a three day theme unit featuring activities and ideas for all areas of the curriculum. It will help students become familiar with Johnny Appleseed while learning a wide variety of skills. This is particularly good for the fall....