Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dental Health and Teeth (Updated)







Dental Health and Teeth

TALK:February is Dental Health Month! 
We are talking about teeth and brushing teeth today! 
Where are your teeth can you show me? 
Let look at these big teeth for a minute and look at this big toothbrush – show quickly on a couple of the teeth -how you would brush teeth in circular motion—or use clipart props if you do not have a tooth model or you could also use a mirror with your own teeth. 

READ: Books-
Brush, Brush, Brush By Alice Padron
Pony Brushes his Teeth By Michael Dahl
Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
Brush, Floss, Rinse by Amanda Doering Tourville
Clarabella’s Teeth by An Vrombaut
Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth by Lucy Cousins
Brush Your Teeth Please: A Pop-up Book By Leslie McGuire
Snip Snap What's That? By Mara
Bergman
I'm A Shark By Bob Shea
The Tooth Book By Dr. Seuss
Loose Tooth By Lola Schaefer
My Toothbrush is Missing By Jan Thomas 

Just Going to the Dentist By Mercer Mayer
The Night Before the Tooth Fairy By Natasha Wing
What If You Had Animal Teeth By Sandra Markle
Anna and the Tooth Fairy By Maureen Wright 
SING: or MUSIC:

Activity: Brush Your Teeth – from the CD Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi

Flannelboard: “Tooth Fairy”
Look and see, look and see
Can you find the tooth for me?
Is it under the (color) pillow?
Credit: SLC Book Boy/ Storytime Katie 



Picture Credit -- https://slcbookboy.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/teeth-storytime/



Fingerplay: “Five Little Teeth”
There were five little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth
I pulled and I twisted and one popped out
Now there are…one, two, three, four.
(count down)
Credit: What Happens In Storytime/ Storytime Katie

Song: “This Is The Way”
This is the way we brush our teeth,
Brush our teeth, brush our teeth
This is the way we brush our teeth
So early in the morning
(floss our teeth, rinse our teeth)
Credit: Modified from Childhood/ Storytime Katie



Song: Brushing Teeth
(Tune:"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")
Original Author Unknown

Here's my toothpaste
Here's my brush
I won't hurry, I won't rush.
Working hard to keep teeth clean
Front and back and in between
When I brush for quite a while
I will have a happy smile.

If your happy and you know it – (clap hands, stomp feet, shout hooray)

# 2 Can’t wait to Celebrate –Blue Jim Gill (irrational anthem disc)- 
clap our hands, 
stamp feet, 
wave hello, 
bounce up and down, 
clap hands along with the song 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (use Egg Shakers in wooden cabinet in program room closet) 

Itsy Bitsy Spider (use egg shakers in wooden cabinet program room closet)

#2 Hands are clapping Yellow Jim Gill CD ( Hands are clapping, toes are tapping, fingers are snaping/wiggling, knees are for slapping, teeth are brushing, hands are for clapping

#8 Silly Dance Contest Jim Gill Yellow CD use with colorful scarves (blue bag in wooden cabinet) 

Another Movement activity: I have laminated teeth if you want to put them around the room you can taped to the walls for them to find and then count (only use 10) and they can count on their fingers with you once they attached them with the tape to the  a- frame board. 

If you want to sing a song –( tune of ten little Indians) 
1 little 2 little 3 little teeth
4 little, 5 little, 6 little teeth
7 little 8 little 9 little teeth 
10 little teeth are sparkling clean 



PLAY/ CRAFT:
Use coloring page square tooth picture – glue it down  to half sheet of paper and then use white paint  with the toothbrushes like a paintbrush. Brush white paint all over the tooth! circular motion

Parachute & Balls Play 
* lift up, 
*go under it
*walk in a circle holding handles
 *kids can lay down under it to see if it touches belly 
*have kids help throw balls on the parachute and shake them up like popcorn. 

ADA 2018 Planning Guide for Dental Health Month 

Happy Tooth / Sad Tooth Feltboard Printables 

Tooth Lacing Card 

counting teeth number game 

Alphabet teeth cleaning game 

Tooth Puppet paper bag  PDF Printable 



Brush Your Teeth Preschool Craft 

Dental health Sensory Play Idea 

Preschool teeth counting game pdf printables free

Dental Health Sorting Mats Downloadable from TPT $1.00

blank Tooth Template Coloring or craft pattern 

Cotton ball Tooth Craft 

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