Bristol Stool Chart and Printable Poop Diary for Kids

Human Body Learning Lab Poop Diary Bristol Stool Chart for Kids

Plop! Oh, that familiar sound from those trips to the toilet. Now kids can keep track of bathroom adventures with the Bristol Stool Chart and a Printable Poop Diary!

How to help kids learn about poop

What does your poop look like today? Are you pooping in the morning, noon, and/or night? Was there a lot of poop, a little bit, or something in-between? Do you feel any pain in your belly or your bottom?

When you think about these questions, write down your answers in your poop diary. Then you can see if there are any patterns to your poop.

Why are poop patterns important to follow? They can help you notice what’s going on in your body. You can use the information from your poop journal to take better care of yourself.

With your poop diary results, you can also ask your doctor for tips on how to stay healthy, like eating nutritious foods, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough exercise.

What is the Bristol Stool Chart?

The Bristol Stool Chart is a picture guide of the 7 different types of poop.

This handy chart can help kids describe their poop.

  • TYPE 1 looks like little hard lumps, like pebbles or rabbit droppings. This type of poop is hard to pass and can make your tummy hurt.
  • TYPE 2 is sausage-shaped, but lumpy. This type of poop can also be uncomfortable to push out of your bottom.
  • TYPE 3 looks like a sausage, but with cracks on the surface. This type of poop is usually healthy and easy to pass.
  • TYPE 4 is like a smooth, soft sausage or snake. This type of poop is easy to pass and is usually a sign of a healthy gut.
  • TYPE 5 looks like small, soft blobs with clear-cut edges. This type of poop is considered diarrhea, which can be a sign of inflammation or irritation in your intestines.
  • TYPE 6 looks like fluffy pieces with ragged edges. This type of poop is also diarrhea, a sign of inflammation or irritation in your intestines.
  • TYPE 7 is watery, with no solid pieces. Because the liquid can gush out all of a sudden, kids often describe this type of diarrhea as “peeing out the butt.”
Bristol Stool Chart in Human Body Learning Lab book

Check out page 97 in the Human Body Learning Lab book for a picture of the Bristol Stool Chart.

Printable poop diary for kids

Download Printable Poop Diary for Kids

Please complete the form below to sign up for Human Body Learning updates and download this free printable poop diary for kids.

When you hit “submit”, the PDF file should appear instantly! Then you can download the poop journal to your computer and print it out.

Learn how your body makes poop!