Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence

What is it? 

  • Using one's body to communicate and solve problems
  • An adeptness with objects and activities involving fine or gross motor skills

Students are likely to...

  • play sports or be physically active
  • use body language
  • do crafts or mechanical projects
  • dance, act, or mime

How students use the bodily-kinesthetic intelligence in the classroom: 

  • Tactile or movement-based classroom activities
  • Opportunities to role-play or act
  • Allowing students to move while working
  • Sewing, model-making and other activities involving fine motor skills
  • Time with the Music & Movement specialist in the preprimary classes or the Bodily-Kinesthetic specialist (PE) in older grades