If your kids are like mine, they may obsessed about poop. Why not embrace it and discuss how our body digests food. Grab these digestive system worksheets here.
Because who isn’t interested in the human body? It’s bloody, squishy, and gross, kids will love it. There are so many activities and experiments that can be completed to go along with them as well.
We eat food and drink water on a daily basis, the first system we jump into is the digestive system. This, of course, can leave to many jokes about the exit point of food but I’ll leave that up to you on how you’d like to proceed with that.
We laugh and joke and the kids are particularly interested in learning about where poop is stored. Who would have known? Ha! These digestive system worksheets for kids will take you through the journey that food makes through your body.
My only thing is that the images are not completely accurate as the small intestines look very short, when in fact we know that they are very long and piled up in there, other than that these printables are a great way to teach your little ones about their digestive system.
See the rest of the human body worksheets for kids here.
Digestive System Worksheets for Kids
Visual learning is just so much fun to do. While I love sitting and ready to the kids and with them, I just really enjoy being able to use these worksheets as a way to have them focus in on what we’re talking about as well.
And from how well they engage with them, I think that they appreciate the visual learning as well. Not only do they get to see the human body and label out the parts but we then get to sit together and talk about it as well.
I think a big component of learning is also making certain that the communication is there, too. There have been so many times that we’ve worked through a worksheet or a pack of worksheets and then talked about the topic at hand and how it relates to our every day lives.
That’s worksheet learning paired up with practical learning, too!
Recommended Human Body Books
Use one of the amazing human body books to explore the human body in color. See how each system works together.
Read the books together and then talk about what you’ve read. You can easily use the information on the pages to dig deeper into topics.
My Amazing Body Machine: A Colorful Visual Guide to How Your Body WorksThe Fantastic Body: What Makes You Tick & How You Get SickThe Magic School Bus Presents: The Human Body: A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus SeriesHuman Body! (Knowledge Encyclopedias)Inside Out Human Body: Explore the World’s Most Amazing Machine-You!Amazing Pop-up Human Body: Amazing Pop-Up Skeleton and Pull-Out Pages!
There are colored pictures for labeling and then line pictures for coloring in. They also come in both sexes so you can decide to use the female or male. I know my kids identify with their own sex so they’d prefer to use that image instead.
You can use the books to help you figure out where the digestive system organs are located as well.
What does the digestive system do?
The digestive system is responsible for breaking down food to take its energy and convert it into energy that the body can use.
Think of the digestive of system as one long tube. It goes in through the mouth and then the waste products come out the other end.
The digestion of food starts in the mouth. Our mouth begins to water or fill with saliva to moisten the food that we chew. The food is broken down into smaller pieces by our teeth.
The food travels from the mouth down to the stomach through the esophagus.
In the stomach, the food is broken down further by the acid in our stomach. Our stomachs actually have 3 parts: cardiac, fundus and pyloric.
The small intestines are the longest part of the digestive tract. Here the food is broken down chemically so that the nutrients may be extracted into the bloodstream to be carried off to where they are needed.
The large intestines get the waste materials and remove any water to turn the food waste into feces.
Once the water is removed, the feces is stored in the rectum until it can be expelled from the body.
From the time it takes for you to eat your food and for it to travel through your body to come out as waste, it takes 24 hours.
Recommended Human Body Kits
Figure out where the organs lie within your body with these hands-on human body models that your kids can explore.
Smart Lab You Explore It: Human Body ModelSmartLab Toys Totally Squishy From Head-To-ToeLearning Resources Human Body ModelMelissa & Doug Magnetic Human Body Anatomy Play Set With 24 Magnetic Pieces and Storage Tray
You can grab the Digestive System Worksheets here along with the other human body worksheets bundle below.