Monday, March 8, 2010

Oh no! Poor Joe!

Before I go on, I must explain my sideways pictures . . . Recently we got a new laptop, and I STILL haven't figured out how to upload my pictures the way I like and can edit them. After messing with it several times and reading and trying and retrying, for some reason I'm not doing something right. Arggghh.

Okay - so here's a fun simple game you can play at home! Oh no! Poor Joe!

Here's why you should do it: Everyone needs to learn their body parts, of course. This also helps with visual discrimination (what's missing in the picture) and then processing the name of the missing body part. It's fun, too, and creates a nice rhythmic chant!

Here's what you need: Cards made up of a person. One card has the complete body, and each card afterwards has a missing body part. You can make and trace your own, or you can purchase your own. I found these cards here.

Here's how you do it: Look at each card and say, "Oh no! Poor Joe! Joe is missing his _________." Pause for a couple of seconds, and if your child needs help, then just fill in the blank for them. Play as much as you want and giggle at how funny "Joe" looks!


  1. What a lovely idea, thanx for the wonderful share, keep posting.

  2. Awesome! I love this game but I usually do a slightly less pretty version.

    Mine is more no-prep, but the students really do love it! So glad to see other people utilize something similar.