Welcome to Smart Bodies! Take a look at what Smart Bodies has to offer you and your class!
Fun characters that help young children understand physiology and healthy behaviors through books, games, dolls and informational videos. They include such characters as Hardy Heart, Luigi Liver, Peter Pancreas, Madame Muscle and Calci M. Bone. The “characters” reside in a larger doll called Little Organ Annie or Little Organ Andy. The OrganWise Guys are featured in the classroom curriculum and the Body Walk. Each participating school will receive a free healthy school kit.
See www.organwiseguys.com for more information.
2Step4Kids Classroom Program
A joint development of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and the LSU AgCenter, this classroom-based grade-specific educational tool encourages short bouts of physical activity integrated with academic lessons. Participating Smart Bodies schools will receive curricular materials and training providing teachers with learning activities that incorporate movement to reinforce academic concepts. The activities use the "Red Bean" and "Rice Twins" characters and other Louisiana components to guide students through the activities. All activites are linked to the grade level expectations (GLEs) established by the Louisiana Department of Education and the common core state standards (CCSS).
You can also request free 2step4kids tip sheets and pedometers. Visit kids eat right tips and kids move more tips on the Louisiana 2 Step site to view what is available to order! Submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to request materials for your classroom.
Resources are only available for Louisiana schools connected with the Smart Bodies program.
Take an interactive journey through the human body with this 35-foot by 45-foot walk-through exhibit. During your journey, you and your students will visit 11 stations including the brain, mouth, small intestines, muscles, and much more! Each student will also receive an activity book to complete in class or at home with their families.
Check out the teacher newsletters for tips on how to incorporate Smart Bodies into your classroom, and for tips to keep yourself healthy!