I’m teaching body parts soon- I really enjoy this unit! The kids do too! Here are a few resources for teaching body parts.
José Luis Orozco is a bilingual educator, author and musician that has several books and CD’s with great music that can be used for many different levels. Juanito Cuando Baila is one of my favorites and the students love it too! Here is a YouTube video with the song and lyrics (I didn’t make it- just found it).
@karajacobs shared a video Juanes made with the Sesame Street characters a while back- I haven’t used it but imagine that the students will love it because it’s so upbeat and well it’s Juanes and who doesn’t love him???!!!
Cantoalegre is an organization that creates children’s music in Colombia. They have beautiful children’s songs on their website that you can download for FREE! Yes free! They also have a few video stories and Karaoke activities you can use.
They have two songs I use- El Baile del Esqueleto and Los Veinte Ratones – you can check these out on my TPT store!
Here is the link:
Do you have any favorite songs to teach this vocabulary and get your students moving?
In my quest to find authentic resources to teach the vocabulary for body parts, I came across the following children’s games online.
My plan is to give the students a handout with images of the body parts, and as they are playing the games they will discover and learn the body parts vocabulary. On my previous posts, I shared some great songs I use to teach body parts too, definitely check them out- the kids love them!
D0 you have any online body parts vocab games you use?
This project emerged as a need for a sub plan a few years back but the students had so much fun doing the activity that I do it every year. The students are put in groups and are given the task of creating an extraterrestre loco with different body parts they created or printed for homework the night before. The fun part is that they are timed and given just that class period to put the extraterrestre together, label it and write a short introduction about the extraterrestre (in 1st person).
Here is the assignment sheet and rubric.
El Extraterrestre Loco Rubric for Group Poster
Mi Extraterrestre Loco_Trabajo de Grupo
In this unit I use extraterrestres- or aliens to get the kids to talk use the body part vocabulary! It’s not authentic of course – but it is a lot of fun!
Here is an A/B interpersonal activity I created to get the kids to talk about an extraterrestre loco that landed in their back yard the previous night- it gets them to use the body parts vocabulary, colors and numbers. One student describes the alien while the other draws it and then they switch. This document has everything you need except a blank alien- I found one on google by typing in alien coloring page – but you could draw your own and the students just add body parts to it or they can do one from scratch.
Actividad Comunicativa El Extraterrestre Loco