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Learning Body Parts in Spanish: Vocabulary + Free Printable Worksheet & Flashcards for Kids

Are your students learning body parts in Spanish? If so, this post has you covered with vocabulary lists, body part resources, printable worksheets and more!

Learning body parts in Spanish is a fascinating subject for kids, especially to learn about it in a foreign language!

That’s why today, we will go over important parts of the body in Spanish. I will break the body parts into different categories. Learn them all at once, or break them up into different lessons, you decide!

At the end of this post I will share a few fun and free learning resources you can use to aid your students in memorizing and learning the body parts in Spanish.

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Learning Body Parts in Spanish

Learning Body Parts in Spanish

Instead of diving into a list of all the parts of the body in Spanish, I decided to separate the parts into different categories to make learning the new vocabulary easier.

For starters, I will mention common body parts. On this list, you can find commonly used body parts that one might talk about on a daily, or weekly basis, such as hands, or feet, and even knees. 

Then afterwards, I will share a list of head body parts vocabulary, arm vocabulary, leg vocabulary and organs. Next, I will include relevant vocabulary about illness & injuries and verbs associated with talking about the parts of the body in Spanish.

Feel free to share my graphics on Pinterest for reference points!

The Main Parts of the Body in Spanish

Body parts in Spanish

El cuerpo

Body

La cabeza

Head

El cuello 

Neck

El pecho

Chest/ breast

El brazo

Arm

La mano

Hand

*Ojo: Even though the word mano ends with an O, mano is a feminine word: la mano, las manos.

Example sentences:

Debes de ir a lavarte las manos 

You should go wash your hands.

Tu mano izquierda es más grande que tu mano derecha.

Your left hand is bigger than your right.

El estómago

Stomach

El vientre

Abdomen

Las costillas

Ribs

El torso

Torso

El seno

Breast

La espalda

Back

Las nalgas

Buttocks

La cintura

Waist

Las caderas

Hips

Las piernas

Legs

Las rodillas

Knees

Los pies

Feet

A fun way to start talking about the body parts in Spanish is by talking about how many of each body part we have. For example:

¿Cuántos pies tienes?

How many feet do you have?

¿Tienes una cabeza o dos?

Do you have one head, or two?

This will get the kids (especially the younger ones) giggling away!

I used to do this all the time with my son when he was a toddler. It is great vocabulary practice as well as counting practice, too.

Related: Spanish Numbers 1-30: Free Printable Flashcards for Kids

learning body parts in Spanish: the Head

Body parts in Spanish

Above we learned that head in Spanish is la cabeza. Now, let’s learn about things that can be found on our cabeza!

La cabeza

Head

La cara 

Face

El pelo or El cabello

Hair

La frente

Forehead

Las cejas

Eyebrows

Las orejas

Ears

El oído

The inside of the ear

Las mejillas

Cheeks

La nariz

Nose

La garganta

Throat

La barbilla

Chin

La mandíbula

Jaw

Los ojos

Eyes

Las pestañas

Eyelashes

La boca

Mouth

Los labios

Lips

La lengua

Tongue

Los dientes

Teeth

El cráneo

Skull

Learning Body parts in Spanish: Arms

Now let’s move on to the arms and work our way down to the fingers!

Body parts in Spanish

El brazo

Arm

El hombro

Shoulder

El antebrazo

Forearm

El codo

Elbow

La mano

Hand

La muñeca

Wrist

La palma

Palm

Las uñas

Nails

El dedo

Finger

El pulgar

Thumb

El índice

Pointer finger

El dedo del medio

Middle finger

El dedo anular

Ring finger

El meñique

Pinky finger

learning Body parts in Spanish: Legs and Feet

Our last category before we make our way into the organs is legs and feet. Here goes.

Body parts in Spanish

La pierna

Leg

El muslo

Thigh

La rodilla

Knee

La pantorrilla

Shin

El tobillo

Ankle

El pie

Foot

El talón

Heel

El dedo de pie/ los dedos del pie

Toe/s 

learning Body parts in Spanish: Organs & Bones

So far we have learned main body parts, head and face vocabulary and arms and leg vocabulary in Spanish. Now let’s learn a little bit about what’s on the inside of our body in Spanish.

Below you can find a small list of internal organs and bones vocabulary in Spanish.

Los órganos

Organs

El corazón

Heart

El estómago

Stomach

Los pulmones

Lungs

El hígado

Liver

Los riñones

Kidneys

Los intestinos

Intestines

La espina

Spine

El hueso

Bone

Body parts in Spanish

Illness, Injuries & Symptoms Vocabulary

What are some ways to incorporate talking about body parts in Spanish in the classroom? Open up dialogue using some of the following illness, injuries and symptoms vocabulary. 

Then use some of the following questions and phases to your students encouraging them to practice the new Spanish body parts vocabulary to tell you where, when or why these things happened.

Un dolor de … oído/garganta/cabeza/estómago/espalda

An ear/throat/head/stomach/backache

El asma

Asthma

La tos

Cough

Un resfriado

A cold

La Varicela

Chicken pox

Los piojos

Lice

Un esguince de muñeca/tobillo

Sprained wrist/ankle

Un pie inflamado/ una mano inflamada

A swollen foot/ A swollen hand

El gripe

The flu

Una fiebre

Fever

El artritis

Arthritis

Un corte

A cut

Una ampolla

A blister

Un sarpullido

Rash

Una quemadura del sol

Sunburn

Una picadura de abeja

A bee sting

Una hemorragia nasal

A bloody nose

Una contusion

Bruise

Hurting and Healing Verbs

Tener dolor

To be in pain

Estar inconsciente

To be unconscious

Sangrar

To bleed

Quebrar/romper un hueso

To break a bone

Atragantarse

To choke

Cortarse

To cut oneself

Ahogarse

To drown

Tener una reacción alérgica

To have an allergic reaction

Tener un ataque cardiaco

To have a heart attack

Caerse

To fall

Toser

To Cough

Estornudar

To sneeze

Vomitar

To throw up

Tomarse la temperatura

To take one’s temperature

Llamar al doctor

To call the doctor

Hacer una cita

To make an appointment

Descansar 

To rest

Tomar una pastilla

To take a pill

Tomar/ beber líquidos

To drink liquids

Sentirse mejor

To feel better

Grammar rules when describing body parts in Spanish

It is helpful to know the parts of the body vocabulary in Spanish, but it is also important to know how to use them in phrases, too.

Below I will drop a list of phrases that you can use, but first, I want to mention a few important grammar rules when talking about body parts in Spanish. 

Grammar rule number one, always use definite articles when talking about the body parts in Spanish. Definite articles are el and la for singular words, and los and las for plural words. 

El dedo, los dedos

The finger, the fingers

Even if you are talking about two body parts in one sentence, make sure to always bring the definite article along.

La rodilla y la cadera.

The knee and hip.

La muñeca, las muñecas.

The wrist, the wrists.

Furthermore, when talking about body parts in Spanish, possessive adjectives are not used to describe the body part unless it is not clear whose body part is being talked about.

Me cepillo los dientes

I brush my teeth. 

Notice that you still use the definite article in Spanish and not the possessive adjective. The ownership is expressed by the reflexive pronoun me.

Body parts Phrases in Spanish

Me lavo las manos.

I wash my hands.

Tu te cepillas los dientes.

You brush your teeth.

Ella se peina el pelo.

She brushes her hair.

Me corté el dedo

I cut my finger

¡Abre los ojos!

Open your eyes

Me duele la cabeza

My head hurts

¿Te duele la garganta?

Does your throat hurt?

Ella se rompió el brazo.

She broke her arm.

Me siento mejor de la rodilla.

My knee feels a lot better.

Books about body parts in Spanish

Now that we know a whole bunch of new body part vocabulary in Spanish, let’s pair them with some picture books in Spanish about el cuerpo humano. Below are a few recommendations.

El Cuerpo

By: DK

This is the perfect bilingual board book for your baby or toddler ages 0-2 to learn about the body in Spanish.

El cuerpo humano

By: Sagrario Pinto

Learn about the curiosities of the body through simple verses and rhyme with this book perfect for children ages 3-12.

El cuerpo humano por fuera

By: Maria Cristina Junyent

This is our personal favorite book about the human body in Spanish. It is so informative and will answer all of the why’s and what’s about the human body your children ages 5-7 might have!

YouTube Videos about Body Parts in Spanish

Furthermore, we can pair the new body parts in Spanish vocabulary with the following information YouTube videos.

The first video is my favorite! It is an interactive song in Spanish for kids that will get them up and dancing and using different body parts vocabulary.

It’s called “El marinero baila” by the YouTube Channel El Reino Infantil It is so catchy that young learners will be singing the different parts of the body in Spanish in no time!

Related: YouTube Channels in Spanish for Kids

Below is an informative video that explains the different parts of the body in Spanish.

Next is a fun, rock-type song by Rockalingua that mention different parts of the body in Spanish.

free body parts in Spanish resources for kids

I know you have been waiting the entire post for this, but you finally made it to the free body parts resources in Spanish. 

What resources come in these free activities?

For starters, once you subscribe (instructions on how to get yours further down), you will have access to a fill in the body parts worksheet. 

Parts of the body worksheet in Spanish

It comes with three pages. One in color, one in black and white and the last page is an answer key.

Related: 25 + Body Parts Activities for Toddlers & Preschoolers

You will also receive 24 bilingual body parts in vocabulary flashcards! Here is the vocabulary included in the flashcards 

La cabezaHead
El cuelloNeck
El brazoArm
La manoHand
La espaldaBack
La piernaLeg
La rodillaKnee
El pieFoot
Los labiosLips
La bocaMouth
La lenguaTongue
La orejaEar
El hombroShoulder
El codoElbow
Las uñasNails
Los dedosFingers
El peloHair
La cejaEyebrow
Las pestañasEyelashes
Los dientesTeeth
La narizNose
La barbillaChin
El ojoEye
Parts of the body flashcards in Spanish

How can you get your free body parts in Spanish flashcards & Worksheet?

Easy. All you have to do is subscribe in the box at the end of this post.

From there, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Once you confirm, you will receive a welcome e-mail from me with a secret password and instructions on how to access these body parts flashcards, as well as over 40+ free Spanish printables!

Now, before you subscribe, check out some fun ways you can use these body parts in Spanish flashcards!

  • The most popular way to learn about the body parts in Spanish is by playing “Simon Says.”

Simon dice tocar la nariz

Simon dice toca los pies.

Toca las rodillas. AHHH ¡Simon no dijo que te tocaras las rodillas!

  • The best way to memorize words is to print off two sets and use them as a memory matching game. This activity is perfect for younger children to practice language development and memorization skills to connect the spoken word to the image. Make sure every time you flip over a card, you say the name of what’s on it!
  • Play a fun game by having your child stand on the opposite side of the room as you, or even better outside. First, shuffle the flashcards. Then, lift a flashcard and show your child. Lastly, if they guess it right, they can take a step or hop forward! If they mess up, a step backward! Will they make it to where you are?
  • Here is a fun Spanish game you could play with more advanced students. This game involves the Hedbanz game which is a fun family, or classroom guessing game. Use your laminated body parts flashcards in Spanish and have players ask questions to the other players to try and figure out what body part vocabulary the player has.
  • You could play a bilingual game and say the version in English. Have your child repeat it in Spanish and vice versa.
  • Place the flashcards face up on a table and see how fast your child can recognize the Spanish vocabulary.
  • Another great way is to play Slapjack by placing all of the flashcards face down on a table. Say a word on the list and have your child flip the cards over until they find the correct body parts vocabulary word.
  • A useful way to learn this list of body parts is by playing with a Mr. Potato Head. Pull a flashcard, have your students repeat the body part and search for that part for their potato.

Alright, now that you know a few fun ways to use your body parts flashcard in Spanish flashcards, head to the box directly below and enter in your e-mail. Don’t forget to confirm. If you do not see a confirmation email, check your spam folder, sometimes they like to land there.

Well I hope you learned some new words about the human body parts in Spanish after today’s post! I hope you enjoy your free printables!

Additional Spanish Resources

Parts of the body flashcards in Spanish