Inside Out


Point to a spot on your body. How many different organs do you think are under that spot? How do they all fit in there? In this Smart Art, you'll have to figure that out as you make a full-sized map of all your insides!


What You'll Need:

Construction paper
Crayons or Markers
Masking Tape

How To Play:

Everyone makes a bunch of different organs out of construction paper. The size and shape of the organs should be as realistic as possible!

Use different colors for different organs. Write the name of the organ on each one when you're done.

One kid volunteers to be the Model. He or she stands up. This kid will wear all the organs that everyone just made.

Now it's time to make your map of the body! The Model will do this by hanging all the organs on his or her body with tape. Help your Model figure out where they go. They can go on the front or the back, or get stacked on top of one another.

The goal is to put the organs in all the right places!

Here are some organs you might want to use:

Esophagus (food tube)
Trachea (windpipe)
Kidneys (Make 2 of them)
Lungs (Make 2 of these, too!)
Small Intestine
Large Intestine
Any others you can think of!


How many body parts did you make? Was it hard to fit them all in? Did it feel like a lot of them had to go into the same place?

Think of the spot on your body you pointed to earlier. How many organs do you think are there now?

Were there places that didn't have any organs? What do you think is in these parts of the body?

More Info

If you need more info on the organs of the human body, what they look like, and where they're found, check out these sites:

Kids Health's My Body site has lots of information on the body's different systems, and pictures too.

The body's systems are mapped out on the Inner Body.

ThinkQuest has another tour of the human body.