Discussion in 'Preschool' started by brejohnson88, Dec 30, 2010.
Dec 30, 2010
I was also thinking of doing a dental health unit. Anyone have any good ideas?
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I'm secondary math, but this may hellp:
a few things we did
I sent home a toothbrushing chart. Many moms reported back that it was tremendous incentive for toothbrushing. You can put it on something decorative.
We made homemade tooth paste.
We used red playdough shaped it into "gums" and put in white beans shaped like teeth. Then we let it dry. A few days later, we practiced brushing and flossing our teeth.
If you go to "Colgate Bright Smiles" you can get free materials. I've used this for several years in kindergarten and have gotten videos, samples of toothpaste, toothbrushes, games & teaching guedes, etc.
Jan 2, 2011
Here are some ideas for a dental health unit.
Jan 3, 2011
one activity I do is give each child a tooth shape to cut out of black paper. Then I give them white paint and a toothbrush to paint with. They have to paint the entire tooth with the paintbrush. this is to emphasize how important it is to clean our teeth thouroughly.
There used to be a section on this site where you could sign up and they would send a box of materials to your school. It was really nice. http://www.colgate.com/app/BrightSmilesBrightFutures/US/EN/Teachers/HomePage.cvsp
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