One of our favorite activities from our My Amazing Body theme was this Human Organs Sensory Activity. The little guy and I both loved it. Him because it involved water beads and me because it was educational. I’m sure that doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone, though.
What more could a homeschool mama ask for? A quick & easy activity that teaches little kids to identify human organs? Yes, please!
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You do realize that water beads make everything a lot more fun, right? Just ask the little guy. Lol… If you’re interested in putting together your own human organs sensory activity, then definitely keep reading.
What you’ll need
Here’s how to do it
- Prep water beads the night before. Usually that just means filling a bowl with water and pouring them in. It takes at least a few hours for them to expand.
- Toss in the organs from the Safari Ltd Human Organs Toob.
- Encourage your little kids to either find a specific organ that you name or tell them to pick one and then identify it for you.
This sensory activity is essentially a self-contained scavenger hunt. And of course there are lots of ways to adapt it for different age groups.
For older kids, ask them to find the organ that performs a specific function. Younger kids can dig around in the water beads and pull out an organ and then you can identify it for them. Either way, you can totally make it work for your little kids.
The little guy and I spent literally hours with this activity throughout the month. The sensory aspect alone was totally worth it, but of course add to that the fact that the repetition is teaching him to identify human organs too. It’s definitely a win-win, don’t ya think?
We alternated between having him pull out an organ and tell me what it was and giving him a specific organ to dig around and find. He loved it. He’s all about anything and everything water beads. And of course there’s the ick factor too. You know, because that’s always important to little kids too.
I remember those days. I loved all things squishy. Some things never change. But really, is there any good reason that they should? This is one of those activities that even I could get into.
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