Let's try this fun matching activity to help children learn and discover different parts of their bodies!
When children are learning about and discovering their bodies, it is very helpful to use visuals to showcase a specific body part. This can be done by printing body part images from books, or using body part resource cards. Always consider each and every child when sourcing images and discussing the body.
The is a simple activity that requires very little preparation. Children will be engaged while identifying and matching the location of each body part.
For this developmental activity you will need:
Pictures of various body parts (pick 2 of each).
Number Sense, Quantity and Operations, Measurement and Data, Patterns, Sorting and Classifying, Reasoning, Attention and Persistence.
Development of matching skills while children identify and learn about parts of the body.
Tape the pictures of the body parts to the blocks and place on the floor. Invite children to choose a block and find the matching body part.
Encourage children to compare their body parts and invite discussion.
See if children can find the matching body part on their own bodies.
For older children: Expand on the discussion by asking what they can do with each respective body part.
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