Here are some resources that parents can use that make a great teaching activity about the different parts of the body for kids.
You can use this resource to start talking to your child about the names of the different body parts, biological sex, gender, body safety, gender diversity and much much more!
It provides you with the opportunity to sit down with your child, to complete an activity together,and to start a conversation.
You’ll find the link to download this teaching activity, at the bottom of this page.
There’s a number of different activities about bodies inside this activity pack. They can all be used to teach your child about their body as well as body safety.
The first activity is one where your child can name the different body parts – hair, nipples, arm, leg, vulva, penis etc.
The second activity is a variation of the previous activity, where your child will draw a line from the word to the correct body part.
The third activity is an opportunity to talk about private body parts. Your child can colour in the underwear, cut it out and glue it onto the child, covering the private parts of the body.
The fourth activity is a variation of the previous activity, where your child can draw underwear to cover the private parts of the body.
The fifth activity is inclusive for children who are intersex. It allows your child to draw in genitals that look like theirs.
The sixth (and last) activity is a crossword! My kids have tested it and they tell me that it does work!
I hope that you find these teaching activities about bodies useful for starting open and honest conversations with your child about their body.
I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and to empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. You can join my online parent support group here and visit my shop for helpful resources.