Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Show Me That Smile!

February is Dental Health Month!

Kindergartners have twenty teeth before they start to loosen up, wiggle, and get pushed out by their adult counterparts, so if the sight of teeth hanging by a thread or blood grosses you out, brace yourself, because kindergartners work hard to earn a visit from the Tooth Fairy!

There are three different ~kinds~ of teeth working each day during breakfast, snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and dessert:

Incisors help us to bite.

Canines rip or tear our food.

Molars grind, grind, grind food down to help our digestive system.

Here's an art activity that helps students count, track, and follow directions as they visit with one another to share the information they've learned about dental care:

Our smiling faces were shared in the hallway on our bulletin board, along with information we learned about teeth:


Look at those beautiful smiles!


  1. Thanks for the great idea. February is jam packed with themes and I don't really get into much good content, at least not in a meaningful and long term memory kind of way. This one keeps the hands and minds moving on the essentials at the same time.

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  3. Love it! I am attempting to have my preschoolers do this today for our theme. Thanks for sharing!

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