Body – Songs, Stories, Crafts, Printables

Help kids acquire body vocabulary and language while learning about the body through stories, songs and crafts. On this page you can find our Body Songs collections, Body stories, Crafts and Printables related to the body topic, Powerpoint games and Powerpoint stories.

Body Songs

Choose your favourites from the gallery or let the songs run continuously in the playlist below.

Gallery

Playlist

 

 

Body Stories

Click on the book covers to go to the relevant story page. Find videos of the stories and links to related songs and craft activities.

From Head to Toe book cover - link to story resources page

From Head to Toe

The Gruffalo book cover - link to story resources page

The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo's child book cover - link to story resources page
The Gruffalo’s Child

Go Away Big Green Monster book cover - link to story resources page

Go Away, Big Green Monster!
What do you do with a tail like this? link to resources page
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
Where the wild things are - story resources page
Where the Wild Things Are
Monkey Puzzle - Where is my mom?
Monkey Puzzle

 

 

 Body Crafts and Printables

The following story-related resources can be used to develop language related to the body. Depending on the story, you can work on other topic related vocabulary too. All resources can be used independently of the books or complemented with a video from our storytelling videos.

Go Away, Big Green Monster – Activity Pack

Use with or without the story to help children learn about body parts and features, practise colour and shape recognition and build on their counting, literacy and vocabulary skills. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.

Monkey Puzzle Activity Pack

A perfect resource to help children learn about jungle animals, body parts and physical appearance, whilst also building on literacy and vocabulary skills. Includes Storytelling cards to use even if you don’t have access to the book. See full description and preview on Mindingkids or TpT.

From Head to Toe Activity Pack

Differentiated worksheets and craft activities to complement From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. Perfect revision and practice of animals, body parts and actions vocabulary while developing fine motor skills, literacy skills, social skills and understanding of the world. Find complete description and preview in our TpT store.

From Head to Toe – Flashcards, Mini-cards, Matching Cards

Attractive card sets starring body, animal and action vocabulary that you can use in conjunction with Eric Carle´s From Head to Toe story OR as part of a unit on body parts, actions or animals. Original designs!

From Head to Toe – Playing cards craft

Children first complete their worksheet then transform it into a set of dynamic playing cards. The perfect complement to the Head to Toe story by Eric Carle or as part of a unit on body parts, animals or action vocabulary. See full description and preview in our TpT store.

Where the Wild Things Are – Body Parts Board Games

A selection of board games to practise animal body parts. This resource complements the story, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, but can equally be used separately as part of a unit on the body, animals or monsters. It fits in nicely with Halloween too! See the full description and preview in our TpT store.

 

 

Powerpoint games

These simple powerpoint games can be used to provide a change of focus while still practising your target language. Activity suggestions have been provided in the notes section.

Spot the monster games

Spot the monster powerpoint game

 

Use these fun monster pictures to play body parts games.

Free download

Hidden actions

Hidden animals powerpoint to practise language from From Head to Toe book

 

Practise animals, body and action vocabulary with this animation slide.

Free download

 

Powerpoint stories

This free powerpoint includes colourful images and simplified text. You can use the slides to tell the story in a simplified way. If you are using it in a classroom setting with a projector, you might also enjoy using the slides for other vocabulary and language games.

Monkey Puzzle powerpoint story

Monkey Puzzle Simplified powerpoint story -kids club english

This adapted version of the story includes useful phrases, jungle animals and body parts vocabulary.

Free download