Human Body Riddles~ Inference, Key Details, and Vocabulary

Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson


  • Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
  • Subjects: Physical Education, Science
  • Product Type: Game, Printable
  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

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Here's a set of riddles to support your teaching about the human body in kindergarten through second grade. Sixteen riddle cards, a four-in-a-row game, and a riddle-writing activity are all included in this high-interest set. What a great way to practice integrating clues, determining relevant information, and more, all while strengthening science and health vocabulary.

Solve a riddle a day every day to give your students daily practice inferring, identifying and answering key questions, and building vocabulary. These riddles are a form of informational text. Solving riddles is a fun-filled and engaging way to lay the groundwork for early comprehension skills!

Use this set of 16 riddle cards about the human body in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade…

* As a whole class or small group activity, to demonstrate how to integrate the information in the clues and use the information to eliminate incorrect choices

* As a pocket chart center matching activity

* As a small group or literacy center game, with the game board that is included (uses the same vocabulary).

* As the basis for a writing activity, using the included writing template

Riddles for these words are included in this set: brain, heart, legs, chin, eyes, elbow, hair, toes, foot, nose, ears, lungs, fingers, stomach, wrist, teeth

This resource is for use by a single classroom and/or teacher. No part of this resource may be posted on a blog (personal or commercial), webpage/site, server, or other location that is accessible by multiple people. 

If you enjoy using riddles as a teaching tool, here are some other riddle sets at my Educents store.  

Spring Riddles     

Weather Wonderings    

Animal Riddles  

Thanks for your interest in this resource!

Linda Nelson


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Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
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I'm proud to have been a teacher for 26 years, with most of my experience and my happiest days spent in the primary grades. I've taught Reading Recovery, Basic Skills, first grade, and even a first grade literacy intervention class. As a big believer in hands-on learning, you'll see that center activities and games are among my favorite resources to create! Student engagement is key to learning that lasts, so I strive to create differentiated fun activities that will keep your students excited about learning!


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