1-2-3 Come Do A Few More Dental Hygiene Activities With Me
I hope these dental hygiene lessons aren't too late for you to use this month. I'm sure many of you can identify with how fast February flies by.
Since the just-for-fun tooth poster was such a hit yesterday, here's another poster. Click on the link to grab the Smile Awhile FREEBIE.
As most of you know, I like to cover a variety of standards in all of my subject areas whenever I do a unit. Dental hygiene is no exception, so I wanted to create a fun writing prompt.
Writing words and simple sentences on the cut out, also helped, and covered lots of standards at the same time.
With that in mind, I designed the "secret triangle" where you can also review the circle and triangle shapes, and see if your students have learned some basic facts about dental hygiene.
Print off the circle template on white construction paper. Students trim, fold the "flaps" on the dashed lines, and then write at least 3 things they do to help take care of their teeth.
I've included a triangle, with a rhyming poem, that they can cut and then glue to the back. I found it in a dozen places Online and no one seems to know who wrote it.
"Got my toothpaste, got my brush. I won't hurry; I won't rush. Making sure my teeth are clean, front and back and in between. When I brush for quite a while, I will have a happy smile!"
I held the folds shut with a sticker. Click on the link to view/download the Dental Hygiene Secret Triangle Writing Prompt.
Clarissa, from Pennsylvania, teaches kindergarten, and said she's been enjoying the dental hygiene activites and wondered if I had any centers that had to do with color words, with a dental hygiene theme.
Didn't, but do now. Click on the link to view/download the Toothbrush Color Word Center Activity packet.
Run off the master toothbrush on white construction paper; laminate and trim.
Using dry erase markers, students trace and write the color words in matching colors and then place the appropriate colored handle over the top.
I have a template for the handles. If you want to make more than one set, run it off on a variety of colors of construction paper; laminate and trim.
If you only want to do one or two sets for a center, simply print one copy of the master and then make a template that you can trace and cut. Click on the link to view/download the Toothbrush Color Matching Game packet.
While I was diddling around making the toothbrush templates, I thought they would also work for some great cutting practice, as well as a review of how students can take care of their teeth, so I designed a "Snip and Flip" Toothbrush writing prompt "craftivity." Click on the link to view/download it.
For this activity, run off the handles on popular colors of construction paper and give students a choice. (I have a handle for boys and one for girls, so that they can practice pronouns.)
Run the "bristle boxes" off on white construction paper. Students cut on the lines to make "bristle tabs" that they can flip. On the other bristle box they write how they take care of their teeth.
I also included a traceable bristle box for PK children (pictured). Click on the link to view/download the Snip and Flip Toothbrush Writing Prompt Craftivity.
Finally, I had a special request from Diane, in Tennessee, for some tooth-themed alphabet cards for her PK kids.
As with all of the alphabet card packets, they include an upper and lowercase set, so that you can play all sorts of games with them.
There are several pages of tips and ideas for what else to use them for too. Click on the link to view/download the Dental Hygiene Alphabet Cards.
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"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." -Ward Beecher