Check out my Tooth Bag that my students can
Take home for a week.


Art


Using a tooth outline, I have my kids
use a toothbrush to paint.(See picture under bulletin board ideas.)
They can use it like a paintbrush or
using their finger to pull the bristles back. (They use a rubber
glove before we do this.) This is a splatter paint effect.
Tooth Collage



Games/Activities


Playdoh head
Tooth, Tooth, Cavity (Duck, duck, goose)
Tooth Conentration
Tooth (bingo- using pictures or words)


Math Ideas


Using a cube, I place three
graphics on it. The kids roll and shade that box in on the graph.
I use the book, Quick Snips. This is great for lots of small icons.
Roll a die, put that many marshmallows
on the diagram. (Check out AtoZTeacherstuff.com)
Graph the number of teeth lost in class
Using teeth die cuts, label one
with the numeral and one with the word. You could also
program one with small teeth stickers


Science


Soak an egg in soda and one in water.
Predict the end result.
Using 1/2 an egg carton and string
have the childern "floss" the egg carton.
Have small mirrors for kids to see
their own teeth.
Here are some pictures of two of the props
that I have in my science center. The first one is just a large
board with parts of the mouth, which are all labeled.(However, I
don't know all the parts... yet! lol) the second and third pictures
are teeth that you can take apart. These have numbers also.


ABC ideas


On small tooth and brush outlines
have kids place them in abc order. I use a pattern for this.
Have small tooth outlines programmed
on a sheet. For each tooth, have kids write a word.



Songs


The Alphabet in my mouth, Dr. Jean (Kiss Your Brain)
Good Health:Brush Your Teeth, Dr.Maggie (Jelly Legs)
Loose Tooth, Tom Chapin, (Zig Zag)
Songs at Preschool Central
Brushing
(to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")
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.

The Toothbrush Song
(to the tune of "Row,Row, Row Your Boat")
Brush, brush, brush your teeth
Brush them everyday.
We put toothpaste on our brush
To help stop tooth decay.
Floss, floss, floss your teeth.
Floss them every day!
Using the string to clean between
Keeps the plaque away!
Clean, clean, clean your teeth.
Clean them every day!
Your teeth will sparkle for years to come
In the most beautiful way!
Brush, brush, brush your teeth.
Brush them every day!
Happy, healthy teeth you'll have
If it's done this way.



Brush Your Teeth
Traditional

Have kids make words that rhyme with six, seven, and so on.


If you get up in the morning at a quarter to one
and you want to have a little fun,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch....

If you get up in the morning at a quarter to two
and you want to find something to do,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch....

If you get up in the morning at a quarter to three
and you want to hum a tweedle dee dee,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch....

If you get up in the morning at a quarter to four
and you think you hear a knock at the door,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch....


If you get up in the morning at a quarter to five
and you just can't wait to come alive,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch....



Brush, Brush (a song I wrote)
(Sung to Row, Row, Row your boat)
Brush, brush, brush your teeth.
Brush them up and down.
Brush the backs
Brush the fronts
Brush them when you can.

Wiggle- Jiggle Song
(Sun to Old Macdonald)
In my mouth I have some teeth
Eieio
And in my mouth I put my brush
Eieieo
With a wiggle-jiggle here,and a wiggle jiggle there,
Here a wiggle, there a jiggle
Everywhere a wiggle-jiggle
In my mouth Iíll keep my teeth
eieio




You can print these out if you "click" on each card.
Check out where I got them SDCOE




Poems


I Had a Loose Tooth
I had a loose tooth, a wiggly, jiggly loose tooth.
I had a loose tooth, hanging by a thread.
So I pulled my loose tooth, this wiggly, jiggly loose tooth.
And put it 'neath the pillow when I went up to bed.
The fairies took my loose tooth, my wiggly, jiggly loose tooth.
So now I have a nickel and a hole in my head.

My Wobbly Tooth
Once I had a wobbly tooth
That wobbled to and fro,
Every time I ate my toast
I thought the tooth would go.
But then I ate a candy,
A sticky toffee roll,
Now where my wobbly tooth was
There's nothing but a hole!

Wiggly Tooth
Once I had a little tooth
That wobbled every day;
When I ate and when I talked,
It wiggled every way.

I have a little space in the middle of my face
And in that space, there used to be a tooth.
It was little, it was white, and it just fell out one night.
And a fairy came and took it - that's the truth!
The fairy left me money when she took my tooth away-
Took it from the pillow it was under.
What do fairies want with teeth they get from underneath
My pillow as I'm sleeping? That, I wonder!

Oh, I lost a tooth,
Whatever shall I do?
I'm left with a window and my tongue is sticking through.
I laugh and I giggle each time I look at you!
Oh, I lost a tooth
Whatever shall I do?

My Tooth
My tooth fell out and left a space
So big my tongue can touch my face,
And every time I smile I show
The place where something used to grow.
I miss my tooth as you can guess
But now I have to brush one less!

Brushing my Teeth
Up and down and round and round
I brush my teeth to keep them sound;
To keep them sound and clean and white
I brush them morning, noon and night.





Pocket Charts


February Good Morning chart
_____ (name) will put my tooth in a pouch
And on the pillow lay to sleep
In the morn in it I will peep
And find a gift for me to keep.

Theme words
teeth, tooth, mouthwash, floss, toothpaste, dentist, cavity,
rise, smile, chew, brushing, loose, Tooth Fairy, rinse,fluoride
toothache, toothpaste tube, plaque


Bulletin Board Ideas


Take close ups of your kids mouths and
see if everyone can figure out who's are who's



This is my February BB
I took tagboard and drew a heart. I cut it apart and LABELED it.
Then I gave one piece to all my kids rolled up and
placed in a toilet paper roll. That is a great holder
This was their family project for February. The teeth you
see were painted with tooth brushes.


Links to See


There is a blackline book at AtoZTeacherstuff
Crest.com
A cute Tooth Fairy Wand and tunes Tooth Charts (kindergarten.com)
Good Apple, Inc. offers a blackline book
small tooth outlines
Mrs. Elliott's page
Kinderhive Unit


Books to Make


How I Lost My Tooth
I think my teeth went...
The Tooth Fairy does this with my tooth
How I get out a loose tooth


Books to read



Brush Your Teeth

Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth

Open Wide

Andrew's Loose Tooth

The Toothbook

The Nigth Before the Tooth Fairy

Nice Try Tooth Fairy

A Visit to the Dentist

How Many Teeth

I Lost My Tooth!

Arthur's Tooth

Dear Tooth Fairy

Tooth Fairy Book

For the truth Ask a Tooth

Jane vs. the Tooth Fairy

Dear Tooth Fairy

My Teacher is the Tooth Fairy

Quarter from the Tooth Fairy

Arthur Tricks the Tooth Fairy

Len Lion's Wobbly Tooth

Am I missing a great book? Please let me know!!! I will add it to the list.




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