Name/Title: Body Part Awareness

Purpose of Event: To help children understand body part names and locations.

Suggested Grade Level: Preschool

Description of Idea

One might think that all preschool children know the parts of their bodies. But this is not true for all children. Even those who can recite the names of various parts might not understand the relationships of those parts and their potential for movement.

A fun beginning activity is simply to ask children to locate with their hands different parts of the body. Children can be sitting on their carpet squares in a circle at the beginning or end of class. This typically would take no more than 2 to 3 minutes. A list of some body parts for children to identify is listed below.

Head Back Elbow
Nose Wrist Feet
Ankles Shoulders Stomach


Submitted by Steve  Sanders who teaches at Univ. of Memphis in Memphis , TN . Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 7/20/2001.
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