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Learn about the Digestive system with these fun Science games

Learn about the Digestive system with these fun Science games

Children learn best when they learn through play. That's why, in this article, we'll share two delightful games that will captivate your child's imagination while teaching them about the incredible world of human digestion.

Game 1: Digestive system relay race

Materials needed:
  • Space to set up stations representing different parts of the digestive system (e.g., kitchen table, living room, hallway)
  • List of tasks related to each part of the digestive system and items needed to perform the tasks(e.g., chewing, mixing food colouring with water)


  • Divide the family members into teams. Each team should have an equal number of players.
  • Set up stations around the house, assigning each station to a different part of the digestive system. For example, the kitchen table can represent the mouth, the living room can represent the stomach, and a hallway can represent the small intestine.
  • Explain to each team the task they need to perform at each station. For instance, you could have the following stations:
Station Activity
Mouth Pretend to chew a piece of food while making chewing sounds.
Stomach Use a plastic bag to squish and mix different food items together.
Small Intestine Use a strainer or colander to strain small objects, like beads or pasta, representing the absorption of nutrients.
Large Intestine Squeeze a water-filled sponge to represent water absorption.
  • Line up the teams at a starting point.
  • Start the relay race by calling out "Go!" or using a whistle to signal the beginning.
  • The first player from each team runs to the first station (e.g., the mouth station) and performs the task assigned to that station.
  • Once the task is completed, the player runs back to the starting point and tags the next player in their team.
  • The next player runs to the next station (e.g., the stomach station) and performs the task there.
  • Repeat the process until all players have completed the race and tasks at each station.
  • The team that completes the relay race first, with all tasks performed correctly, is the winner of the game.

Game 2: Digestive system charades

Materials needed:

  • Pieces of paper or index cards
  • Pens/Pencils 


  1. Write down the names of different parts of the digestive system on separate pieces of paper or index cards. Fold them and put them in a bowl or hat.
  2. Decide who will start as the "actor" for the first round.
  3. The actor selects a paper from the bowl without showing it to the other players.
  4. The actor must now act out or use gestures and movements to convey the name of the chosen part of the digestive system, without speaking or making any sounds.
  5. The rest of the family members observe the actor's movements and try to guess the name of the part being acted out.
  6. The other players can ask questions related to the digestive system to gather clues.
  7. Once a player thinks they know the answer, they can make a guess.
  8. If the guess is correct, that player earns a point, and a new round starts with a new actor.
  9. If the guess is incorrect, the play continues with the same actor until someone guesses correctly.
  10. Rotate the role of the actor, allowing each player to have a chance to act out the digestive system part.
  11. Keep track of the points, and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

These games not only make learning about the human digestive system a blast, but they also create incredible moments for family bonding. Parents and kids can team up, laugh, and cheer each other on as they embark on this lively adventure of discovery. By actively participating in these interactive activities, children will develop a deeper understanding of how their bodies work, all while having an absolute blast!

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