Help kids learn about what is under their skin with this fun, interactive, and hands on human body project for kids from toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. This can be a simple life size human body project or use our free printable templates to add bones of the body, organ templates, and more. This engaging science project is EASY and LOW PREP too.
Human Body Project
We love making learning fun with hands on educational activities that are as memorable and fun as they are good for teaching kids about science. This epic human body project allows students to learn and review the bones of the body, what the major organs are and where they are located, plus have some fun looking under their skin. This science lesson is fun and adaptable for children from preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6, and grade 7 students.
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – this fun science project is perfect! Use it for a human anatomy or my body unit in your classroom, as a fun cooperative science activity, to learn more about anatomy for kids, or in any other supplement to your science lesson.
Human Body for Kids
The human body is an amazing thing that kids will be fascinated to learn about. Did you know:
- Heart beats 100,000 times a day!
- Color of your skin is determined by the level of pigment melanin your body makes
- Most adults have 32 teeth
- Smallest bone in the body is in the middle ear
- Your nose and ears keep growing your whole life!
- Everyone has not only a unique fingerprint, but a unique tongue print too!
- It takes about 12 hours to completely digest food you eat!
- Infants have 270 bones at birth and only 206 bones as an adult
Kids will love leaning about what is inside their body by making a replica of themselves and taking a peak at the bones and organs inside.
Life Size Human Body Project
Kids of all ages from preschool to kindergarten and elementary age kids will love learning about their body with this FUN, hands-on, and interactive human body project for kids. Plus, it includes free printable human body parts for kids to use to make their anatomy.
Human Body Project Ideas
For this parts of the body project ideas have your children lay on a large sheet of butcher paper and trace their body. Cut out their shape. For really young children you can stop here and have them decorate the clothes their body is wearing. You can talk about how clothes protect our bodies.
HINT: Make sure you trace them on a table or hard floor instead of carpet.
Human Body Model Project
Next in this human body activities for 2nd grade, put the skeletal system together so your child can see what is under their skin – bones!
- Print the free template below (the template is the perfect size for most kids 8-12 years old, for kids 4-7 just print at 85% size under print options)
- Cut out the bones in the printable
- Glue bones on the cut-out.
- Skull – including the jaw bone
- Spine – cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, sacrum and tailbone (coccyx)
- Chest – ribs and breastbone (sternum)
- Arms – shoulder blade (scapula), collar bone (clavicle), humerus, radius and ulna
- Hands – wrist bones (carpals), metacarpals and phalanges
- Pelvis – hip bones
- Legs – thigh bone (femur), kneecap (patella), shin bone (tibia) and fibula
- Feet – tarsals, metatarsals and phalanges.
Human Body Project for Kids
Printable Human Body Parts for Kids
Next, print your pdf file with a pack of free human body printables. This will take this human body project a step farther to teach kids about the organs in their bodies. Print in color these free printable human body parts for kids at the bottom of this post, then cut out the organs. Each one is labeled on the print out.
Human Anatomy for Kids
Students will then add the organs with glue or tape to their skeletal system. This is like a giant life-size puzzle that will help then them learn about human anatomy with an EPIC science activity for kids of all ages!
The organ printables included for children to learn about are: lungs, kidney, heart, bladder, large intestine, small intestine, stomach, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, brain, skin, and eyes.
Our completed activity allows kids to visualize the human body for kids! This zany, outrageously fun science project will be one kids remember their whole life!
Human Body Preschool
Human Body Activities
- Grab this free printable 5 senses preschool printables to explore the senses of sight, taste, sound, smell, and touch
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- Human Body Printables makes a printable book that teaches students all about their heart, brain, muscles, cells, skin, bones, lungs, stomach, intestines, and bladder
- 4 EPIC Skeletal System Project ideas for kids – using things like pasta, life saver gummies, lego, and more you can learn about the human body in a fun memorable way
- Free Skeletal System Worksheets for Kids – everything you need to teach kids about their bodies!
- Kids will love learning about the ear with this model of ear for school project
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- EPIC, Life-size Human Body Project
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Science for Kids
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