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Head, shoulders, knees, and toes! Introduce your preschool student to the science of the human body with our My Body Lapbook.

My Body Lapbook Objectives

As your student works through the My Body Lapbook, they will complete the following:

  • Learn and sequence steps for brushing teeth.
  • Match number symbols to corresponding number of body parts.
  • Explore steps for healthy living.
  • Sort food into healthy and unhealthy groups.
  • Solve the body part riddles.
  • Learn the color of your eyes and hair.
  • Use fine motor skills to cut and paste.
  • Recite and sing poems and songs related to the body.

My Body Lapbook Mini-books

The My Body Lapbook includes several mini-books for your preschooler to learn and review.

  1. My Arms
    Discuss your student’s arms. What can they do? Make a list of things your student’s arms can do.
  2. Measuring Up
    Introduce your student to measurement. Measure his foot, thumb, etc. and record the measurements in the mini-book provided.
  3. How Many Bones?
    Discuss your student’s bones. Read a book about bones, if possible, to learn how bones grow and what they are made of. An adult human body has 206 bones! Record that number in the mini-book provided.
  4. A Healthy Heart
    Discuss how exercise keeps your heart healthy and complete the Healthy Heart Accordion.
  5. My Hands
    Discuss right and left. Trace your student’s hands in the book provided. Reinforce right and left with “The Hokey Pokey” song.
  6. Unhealthy vs. Healthy Food
    Discuss healthy foods and unhealthy foods and how we should try to eat more healthy foods than unhealthy foods. Have your student sort the foods provided and paste them into the mini-book.
  7. Areas of My Brain
    Discuss the human brain. It has several different areas that control different parts of the body. Use the t-book provided to enhance your discussion.
  8. My Eyes and My Hair
    Use the shutterfold book provided and let your student draw his eyes and hair. You can use this as a springboard for a discussion on colors.
  9. My Body Systems
    If possible, get a simple book about body systems. Provide as much or as little detail as you want for the body systems. Introduce your student to the following systems using the layer book provided:
    Skeletal System: Your bones
    Circulatory System: Your veins, arteries, and heart
    Digestive System: Your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine
    Nervous System: Your brain and nerves
    Muscular System: Your muscles
    Respiratory System: Your nose, larynx, trachea, and lungs
  10. Taking Care of Myself
    Discuss ways to take care of yourself. Use the t-book provided to reinforce this concept.
  11. Brushing My Teeth
    This is another way to take care of yourself. Discuss it in detail with your student and complete the accordion book.
  12. Body Counting Game
    Practice counting 1-10 with this fun matching game.
  13. Riddle Matchbooks
    Have fun thinking about body parts with these matchbooks.
  14. Lapbook Cover Idea
    Let your student stamp the front of the folder with her freshly painted handprint and footprint!

Human Body Books for Your Preschool Student

Grab some great books to read to your preschooler this week as you complete the My Body Lapbook.

My Body Lapbook Sample

This sample lapbook was made with two file folders.

Remember, there isn’t a right or wrong way to make a lapbook. Pick and choose the mini-books that will work best for your student and create your own layout.

First File Folder (on the left)
Second File Folder (on the right)

How to Get Started with Your My Body Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the My Body Lapbook.

  1. Gather books about the human body that are appropriate for your preschool student.
  2. The lapbook comes in two versions: black and white and color. Choose the version that suits your needs and print the My Body Lapbook.
  3. Prepare the lapbook mini-books you want to use with your student.
  4. Enjoy a week of reading, singing, dancing, and creating a My Body Lapbook.

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More Human Body Resources for Your Early Learner

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