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HS The Human Body

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

Interest Area Changes to Environment

X Rays Adhesive Bandages Diagram of the inside of the body Doctor Kit Diagram of a skeleton Medical Magazines Create a large skeleton from cardboard Bones made out of cardboard Mr. Potato Head First Aid Kit Create a Doctors Office in Dramatic Play. Provide medical kits for the children to explore. Teaching Concepts for Large Group 1. What body parts can we name? What does that body part do for our body? A body has different body parts. 2. What is in our body we can’t see but we can feel (under our skin)? Things like bones, tissue, organs, heart, etc.. 3. What happens to the food we eat? Where does it go after we put it in our mouth? Explain. (Use sequencing). 4. What happens to our body when we get sick? A body can become unwell and well again. How can we take care of our bodies? 5. How can we use our body? (small skillful movements -finger plays and playing instruments, large movements as in dramatic play and dancing, stillness as in concentrating on a picture book.

Teaching Concepts for Large Group


Teaching Concepts for Small Group

1. Body part match up. Have pictures of hand, foot, leg, face, etc.. Also have pictures of skeleton hand, foot, face, etc.. Have the children match the body parts. 2. Create a collage using pictures from medical magazines. 3. Have the children put together a skeleton using Q tips. 4. Self Portraits 5. Lay out cut outs of hands and fingers. Have children add five fingers to each and. Do the same with feet and toes. Work on counting each individual object as 1.

Teaching Concepts for Music Movement Wellness IMIL

1. Head Shoulders Knees and Toes by Dr. Jean 2. Jumping Jacks (be sure to feel heartbeats before and after) 3. Hokey Pokey Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays 1. Ten Little Fingers I have ten little fingers, And they all belong to me. I can make them do things Would you like to see? I can shut them up tight, Or open them wide. I can put them together, Or make them all hide. I can make them jump high, I can make them jump low, I can fold them up quietly, And hold them just so. 2. Eye Winker Eye Winker (point to eyes) Tom Tinker (point to ears) Nose Smeller (point to nose) Mouth Eater (point to mouth) Chin Chopper (tap chin) Chin Chopper, Chin Chopper, Chin Chopper, Chin. 3. Touch Your Nose Touch your nose, Touch your chin, That’s the way this game begins. Touch your eyes, Touch your knees, Now pretend to sneeze. Touch your hair, Touch your ear, Touch your two lips right here. Touch your elbows, Where they bend, That’s the way this touch game ends. 4. Where is Thumbkin? 5. Point to the Right Point to the right of me Point to the left of me Point up above me Point down below Right, left, up (increase speed in pointing) And down so slow. 6. This Little Piggy 7. Couch Potato Pokey (by Dr. Jean) You put your thumbs in, you take your thumbs out. You put your thumbs in and you wiggle them all about. You do the Couch Potato Pokey and roll your arms around. That’s (tap knees) what it’s all (clap) about. (snap) (Continue the same with) You put your noses in… You put your elbows in… You put your chins in… You put your pinkes in, you take your pinkies out. You put your pinkies in and you wiggle them all about. Give a micro-wave with your pinkies (that’s a tiny wave) and say good-bye today. Cause that’s all we’re going to play.

Teaching Concepts for Fingerplays

1. Five Little Campers Five Little Campers sitting in the sun. The first one said, "Let's have some fun!" The second one said, "Let's go for a swim." The third one said, "I'll ask a grown-up to watch while we go in." The fourth one said, "Let's get our safety vests." The fifth one said "We are the best!" O-KAY said the grown-ups! YES said the kids! And the five little campers began to swim!

Teaching Concepts for Outdoor Experiences

1. Jumping jacks 2. Feel your heart before run, now run and feel the difference. Ask questions. “How is the hear beating now” “Is it beating faster than before? “Why do you think that? 3. Stretches 4. Tag 5. Throw and kick the ball. Ask about the bones and body parts that make that possible.

CLASS Concepts

Ask children open ended questions such as “what are somethings we can do with our hands?” then, ask them to brainstorm ways of doing those same things without using their hands. Use advanced vocabulary to describe parts of the body. “Our bones are rigid or hard while our muscles are flexible or stretchy.” Take a picture of each child standing with his arms and legs outstretched. Cut it into pieces for the children to reassemble. Remember, some children may only be able to put 2 pieces together (head to torso, right side to left side, etc) and others may be able to manage more (hands, arms, feet, etc)

Teaching Concepts for Distance Learning

1. How many parts of your body can you bend? Give it a try.

2. Pretend to be robots and walk through your house, keeping your body stiff and straight.

3. Shake Your Body!

Take turns leading a fun dance move to your favorite music.


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