Preschool Science Activities
The Human Body

Your preschool science program must include a section on humans and the human body. In my classes, our initial focus was that as humans, "we are all the same but we are all different."

We are all the same in a sense that all human beings have to eat, sleep, drink, move around and so on. We are all born, grow up and when we get old we die. Human beings can have babies. We all have bodies and our body parts. We are different because our body features are not the same. Our eyes, skin color, height and weight are different. We might not think the same way or like the same things. We are unique individuals.

Let's begin with some preschool science activities about our bodies:

Essential Questions

1. What are the different body parts?

We have eyes, ears, mouth, nose, hands, legs and so on. Inside our bodies we have internal organs, bones, muscles, blood.

2. What are the roles of each body part?

3. What happens if one was missing?

Example: What would our bodies look without our bones?

Functions of Different Body Parts

Arms - Help us keep balanced.

Hands - Help us hold and touch things.

Legs - Run, walk and move.

Feet - Help us stand.

Preschool Science Activities for Human Body Parts

1. Play a movement game to help explore balance, running, walking, standing and so on.

2. Create a life size drawing of the body and place the internal organs in their right spot.

Drawing of Human Organs

Heart - Pumps blood through our body.

Brain - Helps us think and talk.

Lungs - Breathe.

Stomach - Turns food to energy.

Muscles - Help us lift and move.

Bones - Hold us up.

The Five Senses

We use certain parts of our bodies to learn about the world around us.

Eyes - Vision - See the world.

Ears - Hear - Listen to sounds.

Nose - Smell - Smell things.

Mouth - Taste - Sweet, salty, sour or bitter.

Hands - Touch - How things feel.

Preschool Science Activities for The Five Senses

Feels Like..

Place various objects in a dark bag. Ask your child to place their hand inside and to try to guess what they are feeling.

Sense of Smell

Smells Like...

Blind fold the children and let them smell different objects such as onion, perfume, chocolate. Can they guess the items behind the smells?

Sense of Taste

Tastes Like...

Blind fold the child and have a taste test. Try a variety of flavors and textures.

Sense of Hearing

Sounds like...

Play a tape of different sounds such as: bell, horn, toilet flushing, washing machine. Can they guess the sounds?

Taking Care of Our Bodies

* Eat healthy food

* Drink water

* Sleep

* Stay warm

* Brush your teeth

* Wash your hands and body

* Exercise your body

* Exercise your brain

* Stay safe - wear a helmet, put on seatbelt, wear sunscreen.

Preschool Science Activities for Staying Healthy

1. Cut, glue and sort flyers into two columns: healthy vs junk food.

Healthy vs Junk Food

2. Draw healthy food on the left side and junk food on the right:

Healthy vs Junk Food 2

3. Germ Experiment

Put a drop of sparkle glue on the hands of each child. Tell the kids to rub their hands together. The sparkles represent the germs on their hands. Let the kids touch different objects in the classroom. Do you see how the sparkles remain on the objects? Have the children wash their hands with soap and warm water. Encourage them to remove all the sparkles from their hand. Focus on proper hand washing including back of the hands and in between the fingers.

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