Body parts flashcards
These picture and word cards are just what you need to teach human body parts. There are 32 picture and word cards in total that can be downloaded and printed as free PDF pages.
The free body parts flashcards printables include the ear, eye, nose, mouth, head, hair, tongue, eyebrow, arm, hand, fingers, elbow, leg, knee, foot, toes, neck, shoulder, chest, stomach, face, lips, cheek, back, eyelashes, tooth, teeth, wrist, ankle, nail, hip, and body.
Note that tooth and teeth have been included as they are irregular plural nouns. You may also want to mention that the plural of foot is feet.
How to use the body parts flashcards
Once you have printed and cut out the parts of the body flashcards, they can be used for all sorts of learning games and educational activities.
If you don’t want the words underneath the pictures, you can easily cut them off or cover them with masking tape. Another thing you can do is simply fold them back. This way they can later be revealed (unfolded) to check answers or spelling.
Most teachers downloading these PDF flashcards no doubt already have an arsenal of ideas on how to use them. Here are a few activities and games that you may not have thought of –
1- Play “Simon Says“. The cards can be used as a visual aid in this game where students must touch or point at the body part that is called out. The last student to do this is removed until there is only one player left, the winner!
2 – Spelling Bee. With teams or several players, ask one student to come to the front of the class and pick a card at random. Their opposing team must try to spell the body part correctly. If they do so, they gain a point for their team.
3 – Matching and “Snap“. By printing two copies of the cards you can use them in matching and memory games or for playing the card game “Snap”.
4 – Descriptions. For more advanced students, see if they can describe other students or animals’ body parts after being given a flashcard. For example, you can set a target animal at the start (let’s say an elephant) and see if your class can describe that animal’s body part.
Responses could be – “An elephant has 4 legs”, “An elephant has a long nose”, An elephant doesn’t have fingers”, and so on.
5 – Arranging. You can get students to arrange the cards in several ways such as in alphabetical order, body part size, or even lay them out in the shape of a body.
6 – Listening game. Place the cards at the front of your classroom and select two players from your class. Next, say a sentence that includes one of the body parts. For example ” My mother has short legs”. The students are to race to the front of the class and pick up the correct body parts flashcard. The first student to do so wins. You can make this really fun by making whacky and silly sentences.
There are a couple of related activities you may want to try if you like the parts of the body flashcards.
Firstly there are the mixed up animal printables which can be used to create interesting creatures with animal body parts. This is a really fun activity although it does require some extra vocabulary.
There are also the printable activity dice. One of these has body parts and there is also a blank template to create your own and target specific words.