Thursday, October 8, 2009

October's Main Theme: Body Parts

I will be focusing on this theme Monday-Friday throughout the month of October.
Vocabulary/Sign Language (click the links to see the sign language video)
Most of these are pretty obvious when it comes to sign language.
Copy and paste these songs to a word document. Print them out and hang on your refrigerator. You could also create a playlist of these songs on I-tunes.
Head and shoulders
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Eyes and ears, a mouth and a nose.
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Hokey Pokey
You put your right arm in.
You put your right arm out.
You put your right arm in,
and you shake it all about.
You do the hokey pokey,
and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
(continue with other body parts)
Dem Bones (Dem Dry Bones)
Dem bones, Dem bones, Dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Now hear the word of the Lord!
Your toe bone connected to your foot bone,
Your foot bone connected to your ankle bone,
Your ankle bone connected to your leg bone,
Your leg bone connected to your knee bone,
Your knee bone connected to your thigh bone,
Your thigh bone connected to your hip bone,
Your hip bone connected to our back bone,
Your back bone connected to your shoulder bone,
I hear the word of the Lord!

Leave me a comment if you know of any other good songs relating to this theme.

Book suggestions
Copy and paste this list in a word document. Print it out and take it to the library with you.

Head to Toe by Eric Carle
All of Me! A Book of Thanks by Molly Bang
Armpits to Zits: The Body from A to Z by Colleen Dolphin
My Mouth by Lloyd G. Douglas
Baby Nose to Baby Toes by Vicky Ceelen
This is Me by Richard Scarry
Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim
Whose Knees Are These? by Jabari Asim
My Hands by Aliki
My Feet by Aliki
Parts by Ted Arnold
The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss
Where is Baby's Belly Button? by Karen Katz
Toes, Ears, and Nose by Karen Katz
Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes by Judy Hindley
My First Body Board Book by DK Publishing
I know there are tons of books for this topic, so leave me a comment if you find another good one that I left off.


Read a book and sing a song everyday. Be sure to point out the vocabulary words in the pictures of your books.

Go over various body parts everyday. Start with the head and work your way down. Use sayings like: our head thinks, our eyes blink, our nose smells, our ears hear, our mouths speak, our hands clap, our feet stomp, etc.

Draw a face on a paper plate. Be sure to include hair and teeth. Point and say the parts. Hang it on the refrigerator or a place where you will see it often.

Leave me a comment if you think of any other activities relating to this theme.


  1. Julie, I LOVE this idea! I am so excited for you and the new blog. This is exactly what I need because I run out of ideas to do with my 17 month old Miller, so I plan on checking back regularly! As a educator and SAHM myself, I really love doing fun activities with Miller that help to stimulate his development. I am so excited! And, I can't wait to try the Pumpkin Mac-n-Cheese!

  2. I'm glad you like it. If you come up with any other activities, books, songs, etc that relate to this theme please post. :)