by Kathryn Garcia
Pre-K - 1st Grade
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is a staple in preschool and Pre-K classrooms, but sooner or later those little ones need to connect the written words to those body parts. Try introducing the words in groups (lower body parts, face parts, parts beginning with ‘h’, etc.), then practice with the puzzle pieces. Good place to differentiate.
Make up your own verses to ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’. How about…. ‘Legs, Ankles, Feet and Toes’ or ‘Neck, Elbows, Hands and Knees’. Have your sweet ones pick 4 body parts to draw and label. Or send your favorite stuffed toy (or real child) to the pretend nurse and put band-aids on the named body parts. Use a sharpie on real band-aids or print from the Parts of the Body packet.
Use the body words in a booklet with other sight words to make a fun take home reader.
Review body labeling with your holiday units, community helper units or All About Me units. As I am sure you know already, cookie sheets make great magnet boards.
Add the vocabulary word cards to your word wall and use them for your spelling and writing activities. All of these activities and more are included in this product from my TpT store. Click this cover page for a closer look.