Body Awareness

This activity explores at what age children develop an awareness of their body, both in terms of its size and the location of its parts.


Presentation Type: Experiment

Age group(s): Children (3-6)

Time: 7-10 min

Scientific Topic(s): Psychology; Developmental Science

Supplies in Library Kit:

  • Plastic doll wearing white shirt and olive pants
  • 2 green doll shirts
  • 2 red doll scarves
  • 2 sets purple shoes
  • 2 sheets colored label stickers
  • Body Awareness Study Instructions

Additional learning resources:


This kit comes from the Living Laboratory and was developed by the Maryland Science Center. Click here to learn more about the Living Laboratory!

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