Storytime Theme: Dental Health

I had an easy week this week!  My friends from our county health department came to do a special storytime with our kids about their dental health.  Did you know that February is Dental Health month?

Books:  The health department read their own, specially created book entitled The Lion Who Didn’t Brush His Teeth. After reading, they had a prize wheel that the kids got to spin.  Each spin landed on a question about dental health (for example: how many times a day should you brush your teeth?) which lead to an open dialogue and good dental practices.

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I did provide a large assortment of books the kids could check out though!

 

 

Activity:

 

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Toothy Bag Puppets: Using the template below (which I found via Teacher’s Friend) the kids glued the parts of the tooth onto a paper bag. 

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To add pizazz while working on our fine motor skills, we used these marker stamps.

 

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Very simple, but very fun!

 

Songs/Fingerplays:                                                                                                      

I actually did not have any songs this week.  We did end up singing “This Is The Way I Brush My Teeth,” but I did not make a poster for it.

This lesson plan is free and you have my permission to use it all you want.  I just ask that you give me a little love by crediting me on any blog or social media post.  Thank you!

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