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Dental Health - FREEBIE

Hi teacher friends! This month we are diving into our health unitWhich is why today I want to share this FREE DENTAL HEALTH file with you....

DENTAL HEALTH FREEBIE

As a teacher, I am always looking for ways to engage my kiddos in the concepts that I am teaching. This month we are learning all about health! We had a special visit from the tooth fairy and have explored healthy foods through our in class readings of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and by talking about ways to keep our bodies healthy. One thing that we have been talking about is dental health! 

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I thought it might be helpful to share a few activities that we did during our health unit so that you could use them with your little ones.

During our health unit, I like to either order books from thriftbook.com (a great website to snag CHEAP book) or reserve books from the library and start the month off by reading as much as we can about health and our bodies!

A few books that we read this month were, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Dr. DeSoto, and We Share Everything. I presented the books a variety of ways. I read the books to the students, we acted the books out, I found read alouds of the books on YouTube and showed the books to the students, and then I put the books in the station area for the students to play with. It was so neat seeing them mimic the way that we read to them.

Several weeks before teaching our health unit, I called a local dentist and scheduled a visit from the Tooth Fairy. The students smiled from ear to ear when the Tooth Fairy told them all about her pet unicorn and how she was able to shrink down at night time. The 'Tooth Fairy' talked all about how to brush away the sugar bugs and the importance of flossing every night. Before she left she gave us some precious gifts that would help us in our dental care routine. The students LOVED the experience!

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The last thing that I wanted to highlight about our Dental Health unit was the sad tooth/happy tooth craft that we did. The picture below shows what we did, but basically I gave the students eight pictures to color. Four of the pictures were of things that would be good for our teeth, and four were of pictures that were unhealthy for our teeth. After the students colored them, they cut them out and glued them on the side that the picture belonged on. When they were finished, we hung the teeth from floss (white ribbon) from the ceiling so that we could see both sides of our teeth! 

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I hope that you found some of these suggestions helpful! As always, you can always reach out to me by commenting below or emailing me at elizabethcoller@gmail.com! Happy teaching!




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