Human Body Videos for Kids

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Human Body Videos for Kids found on YouTube that are perfect to incorporate into your human body unit.

Kids LOVE learning about the human body.  It’s so fascinating!  Videos are a great way for them to learn about different body systems and organs.  Here is a list of human body videos for kids on YouTube that are a perfect fit into any human body unit for lower elementary grades:

The Muscles and Muscular System is an amazing human body resource for young learners.  The site has videos, articles, and activities about  the body.  This muscular system video is one of their many videos.  It’s a great intro to muscles and how they work.

This video is animated, but it goes more in-depth about how muscles work.  It explains the difference between voluntary and involuntary muscles, as well as the three types of muscles.

I’m a HUGE fan of SciShow for Kids.  Their videos are outstanding!  This video describes how the muscles, bones, and nervous system all work together to help us move.

The Bones and Skeletal System

StoryBots are another favorite of mine.  Their catchy songs teach quality content without kids even realizing it.  Students will love this song about the bones.

“The foot bone’s connected to leg bone”…This fun song has been around for a long time and kids today will still enjoy it!

SciShow for Kids packs a lot of interesting facts about bones and the skeleton in this short four-minute video.

The Brain and Nervous System

This StoryBots’ song about the brain is great way to learn basic nervous system facts. shares about the different parts of the brain and their functions in this video.

This video explains how challenges help our brain grow. (Growth mindset, anyone?!)  After watching the video, give your students’ brains a workout by having them complete several challenges like write with the opposite hand, say the alphabet backwards, or draw an object with their eyes closed.

Heart and Circulatory System

Another StoryBots’s song that will help students learn a basic understanding of the heart and circulatory system.

This SciShow for Kids video about the heart is a great introduction or review of how the heart works and how blood circulates through the body.

At a little over six minutes, this video gives an overview of the circulatory system and goes into greater detail about the heart.  It talks about the exact path of blood through the heart, as well as provides information about the different chambers and valves in the heart.

An animated drop of blood narrates this videos.  The blood droplet explains what happens as it travels through the circulatory system.

Lungs and Respiratory System

Another fun Storybots’ song about the human body.  It explains basic respiration, as well as how we use our lungs for things like playing an instrument. provides another great video about how our lungs work.

Mr. R.’s Songs for Teaching has some really fun songs for students.  This respiratory system song provides lots of repetition and rhyme to help students remember the concepts.  The lyrics appear on the screen throughout the video.  This video is almost three minutes long and might be better for third grade and above.

Stomach and Digestive System

I love that the Storybots’ song about the digestive system is titled “Food Into Energy”.  It helps students’ understand the main reason we need food- for energy! gives a fun, animated look at digestion as the characters take a trip through the digestive system.

This Mr. R.’s Songs for Teaching is so cute and kids will love it!  Lots of repetition and funny words will have students singing this catchy digestion song in no time.

Kidneys and Urinary System

It was hard finding videos and books about the urinary system that are appropriate for young learners.  Here are two videos that do a really nice job of presenting it to kids: provides a perfect explanation of how the urinary system works.

Make Me Genius gives another overview of the urinary system that young students will understand.

General Human Body

This five-minute video provides a brief introduction to all the major body systems.

These videos are just a small portion of the videos I’ve collected.  When we studied the human body, I spent HOURS searching YouTube for the best human body videos for kids.  I’ve watched all of them to make sure they’re great quality and appropriate for young students.  I suggest you preview the videos before you show them to make sure they’re a good fit for your students.

You can find almost 50 human body videos for kids on my playlist below. The videos are grouped by body systems.  They’re perfect for introducing body systems, using as a review, for early finishers, or as a center activity. I hope these videos are a meaningful addition to your unit!

More Human Body Resources

Human Body Unit for First and Second Grade

(Heart)Beat the Clock Circulatory System Activity

Human Body File Folder Project


  1. Thank you so much for your research and sharing! I teach TK and the kids are so interested in learning more about their bodies!

  2. I love your videos. They suit the levels of my school which is an independently owned and run almost for 25 years as an early childhood care and education. In 2000 when Papua New Guinea made its educational reforms, we also got registered as a permitted school.
    By which enabling us to accommodate elementary to upper levels of Primary education. However, the government does not help us run. I search a lot online/offline for interesting curriculum contents such as these. wondering how we may be able to get these videos I am watching about the human body for kids.Currently I have kids from ages 2- under 13 years old. These videos would of great asset to our school programs. Kindly visit us at the site to read a little bit more.How can we get these videos?? Thank you. I am the Principal/Owner

  3. My apologies, I have just now read what you said and now understand what to do with them. Thank you for your research and help already given here. I will use those directions. May even have to order these additional texts.

  4. Great list – thanks for sharing! We’re fans of Kids Learning Tube that has a playlist of ~25 human body songs -

  5. Thankyou .Loved all the videos that you have shared .Its a great resource that I intend to share it with my class.

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