The Human Body and
Movement - Grades K-1
The following health lessons helps students work to improve age-appropriate
physical fitness, and demonstrate motor skills required for individual and team
activities. Students will be able to create a visual representation of the human
body and recognize the difference between the ways animals move compared to the
ways humans move. Students will also learn about and participate in a circle
dance and song to help develop knowledge of their body parts. This lesson
integrated health with physical education, music, and art. This is a great
lesson to integrate many subjects and keep the students active and learning.|
Time: 35 minutes
- Large paper Markers/Crayons
- Animal Pictures
- Body movement with the human body. - Music- Circle Dance
- Art- Recognizing and drawing the human body.
1 . Create a visual representation of the human body.
2. Recognize the difference between the ways animals move compared to the way
3. Learn about and participate in a circle dance.
4. Develop knowledge of their body parts.
1 . Introduce body parts.
Sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes." (5 minutes)
1 . Get into groups of three and have one person lay flat on a large piece of
paper and the other two will trace them. Once the body is drawn out the group
members will draw pictures on the main body parts (head, arms, hands, fingers,
feet, toes, and legs). The pictures can be of ways that they use those parts. (
1 5 minutes)
2. With pictures of different animals (bird, monkey, snake, elephant,
rabbit, and frog) they will pantomime how the animals move their T similar body
parts. (5 minutes)
3. Learn a circle dance that helps to show the different parts of the body. They
will move around showing the different parts. (7-10 minutes) Conclusion
4. The students will present their picture of the human body. Each student will
tell about a part that they drew on the picture.
Assessing the students would have to be done through observations that the
teacher makes. A checklist of their participation, knowledge of material, fine
motor skills, and group work would be the criteria that they would need to meet
to move on.
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