Our Dental Health Unit was a great follow up to Valentine’s Day. A little slower paced, but the kids still learned a lot and enjoyed all of the Dental Health Activities.
We did these activities during our homeschool time but they can be adapted for the preschool – PreK classroom.
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Week at a Galance
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Book we Read
Listening Skills – Print Awareness- Front and Back Cover – Characters/Setting
Greeting: Students greet the person sitting next to them and they give them a fist bump.
Share: Something you have enjoyed doing recently.
Social-Emotional: Friendship skills (taking turns, sharing, listening) We use Mind & Heart by Proud to be Primary
Music: Brush Your Teeth
Small Group Activities
Cavity Roll & Color– Roll the die. Count the dots. Color that number on your tooth. When all the numbers are covered use a toothbrush to scrub the numbers off.
Letter Match– Kiddos pick a card and say the letter. Then they have to find that letter on their tooth and cover it with a “cavity” (green gem).
Build the Word– Kiddos says the word on the card, then use magnetic letters to build the word, one letter per tooth. You can get this activity as a FREEBIE by joining our Schoolhouse Resource Library, here!
I also have this activity in a digital version with short i words, you can check it out here.
Arts & Crafts
Brush your Teeth Chart– Fold a 9×12 piece of construction paper in half the long way. Cut a 2×7 inch rectangle out of the open side. Glue the sides together. Then glue on the chart to the brush part.
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Keeping some materials at each center and then adding a few extra things based on the theme keeps our centers fresh and interesting for kiddos. You can get a list of what stays at each of our centers by joining our Schoolhouse Resource Library, here.
Writing–Stationary to write to the tooth fairy.
Dramatic Play- Wands, wing, tooth savers, pillows, tooth brushes, empty mouth wash, fake teeth to brush
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You can find all of these activities and more in my Preschool Dental Health Unit in my teachers pay teachers store:
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