Babies Walkers to 2 2s to 3s 3s to 4s

Overview and benefit

This activity uses some of the guess the sound sounds, to help children learn more about parts of their bodies.

Equipment required

  • Guess the sounds & matching pictures


  • Up to three weeks

How it works

Children listen out for the sound and then run to the relevant picture on the wall. They then try to make the sounds themselves.

What to do in the class

Put four or five pictures of body sounds around the hall. Explain to the children that we are going to hear different sounds which we can make with different parts of our bodies. Go through the pictures and explain what the pictures are showing.

Now play one of the sounds and encourage children to identify it and then run to the relevant picture. When you get to the picture tell the children what the sound was and show the children how it was made. Ask the children what you are using to make the sound (e.g. my hands, my feet, my mouth). Play the sound again. Ask the children to join in and try to make the sound themselves.

Now play another sound and repeat the activity.

Possible sounds to choose:

  • Coughing
  • Clapping
  • Baby laughing
  • Footsteps
  • Snoring
  • Crowd cheering
  • Knocking
  • Heartbeat
  • Voice
  • Whistling
  • Whooping


Don’t use this activity if you are doing Guess the Sounds in your Listening and Communication Unit this half term.