1-2-3 Come Do Some Dental Hygiene Activities With Me!
Since so many of you have been dealing with snow days, and were busy with Groundhog Day, 100 Day, Valentine's Day, (perhaps visiting a post office), and President's Day, (Did you study money?) as well as activities for the Winter Olympics, it's no wonder why there's only a few days left to cram in some dental hygiene activities, before we all launch into "stuff" for March is Reading Month.
So that you don't have to, I spent some time making fun dental hygiene things to possibly make life a little bit easier for you. I hope it's not too late for you to use a few of these new FREEBIES with a tooth theme. I'll be finishing up with the rest tomorrow.
For those of you who like to start your themed-units with a KWL, click on the link for a dental hygiene one you can do as a whole group, as well as a template your students can do in their writing journals. Dental Hygiene KWL
Another great way to learn where your students stand on dental hygiene is to do some graphing activities.
Have they lost a tooth? Do they have a cavity? Have they ever been to the dentist? Would they like to be a dentist? What color is their toothbrush and how many times do they brush a day?
These are some of the eight tooth-related graphing questions you can ask your kiddos. Click on the link to view/download the 8 Dental Hygiene Graphs.
Sending a brushing chart home with your students, is also a fun way for them to let you know that they are practicing good dental hygiene. I've designed 4 toothbrushing charts that children can choose from.
They can X off the chart, cover with stickers or color the various icons as they brush. Click on the link to view/download the 4 Brushing Charts.
Studying dental hygiene provides a wonderful way to build vocabulary. To help you, I made an alphabetical list of 101 words that are associated with dental hygiene.
To reinforce these new words, I've included several word searches plus a dental hygiene word journal, where students can record vocabulary as well as definitions.
Click on the link to view/download the Dental Hygiene Word packet, which is great for your Daily 5 word work activities too.
After you've watched some dental hygiene videos and perhaps had a dentist visit your classroom, choose several of these graphic organizers to help reinforce the information that they are learning. Click on the link to view/download the dental hygiene graphic organizer packet.
Another way for students to gain more dental hygiene knowledge, is by doing the Flip For Facts File Folder activity.
Take your students to the computer lab, so they can look for information on teeth and how to take care of them.
Students jot down their favorite dental hygiene facts and then write them on the template. I've included tips and links of how to make citations for information found Online.
This activity is a great precursor for writing a report. Click on the link to view/download the Dental Hygiene Flip For Facts File Folder packet.
To incorporate some math skills with your dental hygiene activities, I also designed a Timothy Tooth Counting booklet with a matching center activity.
Students trace and write the numbers and number words, and then draw the appropriate number of teeth in Timothy's mouth. Click on the link to view/download Timothy Tooth's Counting Booklet.
The center activity has large tooth posters. Using dry erase markers, children trace and write the numbers and number words and place that many tooth tiles inside the mouth.
There's also templates for doing some subtraction activities as well. Click on the link to view/download the Counting Teeth Center Packet.
The Dental Hygiene Number Puzzles are another way to integrate math, and help practice counting to ten, counting backwards, and skip counting by 10's to 100. Click on the link to grab these FREEBIES.
Finally, just for fun, I made up a poster with a cute tooth quote that I found on Pinterest. There's also a matching bookmark.
Click on the link to view/download the Take Care Of Your Teeth packet.
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I hope you can pop back tomorrow when I finish up with dental hygiene and post even more FREEBIES.
“Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” -Mallory Hopkins