1-2-3 Come Do Some Dental Hygiene Activities With Me
With so many things to celebrate in February, I save Dental Hygiene for the end of the month. Today I'm featuring 3 of my students' favorite tooth-themed activities, plus our featured FREEBIE of course.
First up is the cute, quick, easy & fun "Snip & Flip" writing prompt craft.
Students think of 6 ways that they take care of their teeth and write one on each of the "bristles".
The top portion flips up to reveal their answers underneath.
I've also included a traceable, completed "bristle box" for PK kiddos to trim and glue to their toothbrushes.
Besides being an interesting way for students to review their dental hygiene knowledge, this craftivity provides great, fine motor-cutting skill practice too.
Simply run the toothbrush "handle" portion off on a variety of colors. Children choose one, then write their name in the blank, complete their "bristle box" prompt and glue it to the end.
Completed projects make a sweet February bulletin board.
Next up, is a "Timothy Tooth" emergent reader and math center game, perfect for February's Dental Hygiene Month.
Students read, trace and write the numbers and number words, and then draw that many teeth inside Timothy's mouth.
There's a full page, as well as a smaller, two-on-a-page option for the booklets.
I've also included a math center activity where students practice addition and subtraction.
Younger kiddos can simply fill the mouth with "tooth tiles". There's a large and small version for these patterns as well.
It's a set of Dental Hygiene Alphabet Cards, and includes a 3-page tip list of things you can do with them, including the "Kaboom!" game.
Well that's it for today. I'm running out of days in February to get everything in that I want to!
However, the sun is shining, the snow has melted and it's time for a walk. Wishing you a stress-free afternoon.
"Life is short, so smile while you still have teeth!" -Unknown