What’s inside our body?

Todays activity wasn’t planned it just happened, which is my favourite way to do things. My girls decided they wanted to draw around each other and me. We’ve done this before to work out how many  DUPLO bricks tall they are. We used the activity as a great opportunity to learn about the body.

learn about the body

Once we’d drawn around everyone we talked about who was the biggest ( me ) and who was the littlest ( H ) and then while H and I started to draw clothes on ourselves, S decided to draw body parts.

learn about the body


I let her draw the bits she knew and then helped her out a bit. We’ll definitely be doing this again, as its a great way to learn about what’s inside us. As she drew she chatted away about her ‘wires’ ( veins ) and the bugs in her tummy which she hoped were awake eating her food. We spent a lovely half an hour just making observations, and for me it was great to get an understanding of how she sees herself.

Great for KS1 Science – exploring the body

You could easily adapt this activity for older children, by asking them to draw and label major organs themselves. Maybe even plotting the route of food through the body?

It also works really well as a preschool science activity.



Author: Emma Vanstone

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  1. this is a great idea…I might have to refer to a book though as I’m not sure I even know where all the bits are!

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  2. This is such a great idea! I wanted to invite you to join us in Share It Saturday link up party. We have a great bunch of ideas contributed each week…creative play, educational ideas, crafts, recipes, and more. This fun idea would fit right in! We also have a Pinterest board where we are inviting all Share It Saturday contributors to collaborate on. It is a great way to gain a greater audience for your posts. Would love to see you there! http://www.sugaraunts.com
    Colleen at Sugar Aunts

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  3. A great idea for learning the body parts and fun too. Always the best way to learn. Like helen I would need a book!

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