The Body Investigators Incursion

Preschool children will become immersed in our healthy body incursion, THE BODY INVESTIGATORS and gain an understanding of how diet physical activity and sleep can impact their body’s performance.

The will have so much fun during this highly education incursion dressing-up as Brain Nuerons, Red and White Blood Cells, Oxygen and Gastric Juices.

They will enter an unhealthy body via the nose and role play the different body systems learning the importance of looking after their body.

This incursion offers a unique way to explore; healthy bodies, everyday foods and sometimes foods, the different body systems, the importance of sleep and the overall workings of the human body.

Suitable for 4 – 5 year olds (not suitable for 3 year olds).

Addresses Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes.

“As a Kindergarten Teacher of 28 years, I have had the opportunity to to participate in a wide variety of incursions and programs designed for early childhood children. Definitely the greatest incursion we have done and now do every year is, The Body Investigators.

The children become totally immersed in the experience and get to understand at a deeper level why eating everyday foods and minimising sometimes foods is so important for the functioning of our body’s organs and for our overall wellbeing.

This incursion sparks the children’s curiosity and leads to numerous interests, discussions and learning in the room. Our children have followed on from this incursion by exploring bones, x-rays (not just in people, but animals too), making vets and hospitals, science experiments around air and oxygen and cooking experiencs that are familiar and also from other cultures and countries.

This incursion is a must for us now every year in our program, it would be wonderful if all children were given the opportunity to go on this fantastic learning journey.”

Gray Court Preschool, Mooroolbark

Curriculum Suitability

Links to Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes

The Body Investigators” incursion addresses the following Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes (Birth to 5 years):

Outcome 1: IDENTITY

Children have a strong sense of identity, when they:

  • cooperate and work collaboratively with others to investigate what is required for a healthy body system to help the unhealthy “Bazza”;
  • use role play to pretend to be body parts, adopting their features and function eg. gastric juices mix and churn food;
  • use drama to discover what is required for a healthy body system.

Outcome 2: COMMUNITY

Children are connected with and contribute to their world, when they:

  • use drama to broaden their understanding of the human body system and how it works by pretending to be neurons, oxygen, red and white blood cells and gastric juices.

Outcome 3: WELLBEING

Children have a strong sense of wellbeing, when they:

  • use drama to discover how a healthy body system works and the connections between the different systems eg. red blood cells take oxygen around the body;
  • use physical activity and skills to become parts of the body adopting their features and function eg. neurons sending messages, white blood cells fighting germs;
  • use drama to recognise what the human body needs to be healthy and share these ideas eg. the human body requires healthy food like fruits and vegetables.

Outcome 4: LEARNING

Children are confident and involved learners, when they:

  • use role play to compare a healthy body system with an unhealthy body system and the connection between the different systems eg. the heart pumps blood around the body;
  • use drama to develop their problem solving skills as they come up with ideas on how the unhealthy character, “Bazza” can become healthy.


Children are effective communicators, when they:

  • interact non-verbally by pretending to be parts of the body to demonstrate an understanding of how they work.