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.
- Learning Body Parts in Spanish
- The Main Parts of the Body in Spanish
- learning body parts in Spanish: the Head
- Learning Body parts in Spanish: Arms
- learning Body parts in Spanish: Legs and Feet
- learning Body parts in Spanish: Organs & Bones
- Books about body parts in Spanish
- YouTube Videos about Body Parts in Spanish
- free body parts in Spanish resources for kids
- How can you get your free body parts in Spanish flashcards & Worksheet?
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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
*Ojo: Even though the word mano ends with an O, mano is a feminine word: la mano, las manos.
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.
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.
learning body parts in Spanish: the Head
Above we learned that head in Spanish is la cabeza. Now, let’s learn about things that can be found on our cabeza!
El pelo or El cabello
The inside of the ear
Learning Body parts in Spanish: Arms
Now let’s move on to the arms and work our way down to the fingers!
El dedo del medio
El dedo anular
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.
El dedo de pie/ los dedos del pie
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.
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
Un esguince de muñeca/tobillo
Un pie inflamado/ una mano inflamada
A swollen foot/ A swollen hand
Una quemadura del sol
Una picadura de abeja
A bee sting
Una hemorragia nasal
A bloody nose
Hurting and Healing Verbs
To be in pain
To be unconscious
Quebrar/romper un hueso
To break a bone
To cut oneself
Tener una reacción alérgica
To have an allergic reaction
Tener un ataque cardiaco
To have a heart attack
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
Tomar una pastilla
To take a pill
Tomar/ beber líquidos
To drink liquids
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.
This is the perfect bilingual board book for your baby or toddler ages 0-2 to learn about the body in Spanish.
By: Sagrario Pinto
Learn about the curiosities of the body through simple verses and rhyme with this book perfect for children ages 3-12.
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.
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It comes with three pages. One in color, one in black and white and the last page is an answer key.
You will also receive 24 bilingual body parts in vocabulary flashcards!
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