Body Collage: What's Inside?

Grade Levels: 1 - 2

Excerpted from Science Surprises!

Objectives

  • Students will trace their bodies and use collage material to form their organs.
  • Students will develop communication and creative skills while learning about the human body.

Materials

  • Butcher paper
  • Crayons and markers
  • Scissors, glue
  • Yarn, straws, fabric scraps, construction paper, buttons, cotton, magazines, and other collage materials

Directions

  1. Have the children lie down on the butcher paper as you trace around their bodies.
  2. Ask them to think about what they look like inside, then decorate their bodies with the crayons, markers, and collage materials. (For example, they might use the yarn as their intestines, straw for bones, cotton for brains, a picture of food for stomachs, and so forth.)

Challenges

  • Borrow a human model from a high-school biology class for the children to examine.
  • Let the children go to the library and look up information of body parts. Have the children explain their body collages and how they represented the different organs in their bodies.

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