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Dental Unit with Free Printables

Despite being small, I'm super excited about our dental unit with free printables.  The timing of these dental activities is quite bizarre.  

Bulldozer just lost his second tooth and had a dentist appointment on Tuesday.  

I just found out that I need some major dental work done.

Learning more about teeth has been a bitter sweet experience.

Dental Unit with Free Printables


Dental Unit with Free Printables


Dental Grammar Activity


Dental Grammar Activity

The kiddos will sort words, placing them under the correct Montessori grammar symbol.  This will be the first time that we'll work on distinguishing words that can be used as nouns and verbs.  

Source:  I created the printable for this activity. The Dental Unit Printable Pack 1 is a free printable. For your copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Measuring Dental Supplies


Measuring Dental Supplies

The kiddos have become quite proficient at measuring inches, but have yet to be introduced to centimeters.  In this activity they are given a ruler with both types of measurements.  They will measure each supply in inches and centimeters, recording their answers.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity. The Dental Unit Printable Pack 1 is a free printable. For your free copy, follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

Animal Teeth


Animal Teeth
 
I'm super excited about this activity.  Jason and I created animal cards showing different types of teeth.  The kiddos can match the animal teeth to the animal cards, placing the animal figures on top of them. 

Or they can simply match animal figures to animal cards, depending on their levels and abilities.  

For Dinomite, who is quite advanced in his knowledge of animals, the cards can be sorted by eating habits:  herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore, which are notated on each card.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity. The Dental Unit Printable Pack 1 is a free printable. For your copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Parts of the Tooth


Parts of the Tooth

The kiddos will use the control provided to help them fill in the missing labels of the tooth chart. 

Source:  I created the printable for this activity. The Dental Unit Printable Pack 1 is a free printable. For your copy, follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

Different Kinds of Teeth


Different Kinds of Teeth
 
The kiddos will use the code provided to color the teeth model, while learning the names of the different kinds of teeth in their mouth.

Source:  The free printable for this activity can be found at education.com.

Brushing Teeth


Brushing Teeth Activity for Kids

For the most part, the kiddos do very well brushing their teeth.  Princess even goes as far as using a timer, to ensure she's brushed for an extended period of time.  Each of them knows to brush morning and night.  

Bulldozer is the only one, out of the older three, who still needs help at times.  He loves to chew on his brush instead of brushing with it.  I'm hoping this activity will help him understand why it's so important to brush.  
Six cards are included in the activity with different dirty spots.  The tooth cards have been laminated and colored with a dry erase marker, to ensure easy brushing.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity. The Dental Unit Printable Pack 1 is a free printable. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Tweezing Teeth

Tweezing Teeth Activity for Kids

I'm guessing this activity will be quite popular on our shelves, as the kiddos are able to have fun building a mouth full of teeth and then pulling them.  

I've used a clear mouth guard as a mold and filled it with pink play dough.  White beans represent clean healthy teeth.  Black beans represent rotten teeth needing to be pulled.

Source:  I've seen variations of this activity all over the internet from various sources.

Flossing 


Flossing Activity for Kids
 
At the kiddos' last dental appointments, the dentist mentioned it was time for them to start flossing regularly on their own.  I thought this unit and activity would be a perfect way to introduce them to the concept and have them practice flossing on their own.

Mouthwash Practice


Mouth Wash Practice for Kids

The dentist also mentioned the kiddos were ready for mouthwash.  I decided before I attempted to choose a flavor on my own, I would let them test a few children's flavors out.  

Each day they'll select a new flavor to try out, measuring out the correct amount, pouring it into the cup, putting it in their mouths, swishing it around, spitting it out and wiping their mouth when finished.  

Mouthwash Sequencing Cards

If you'd like a visual to help your child learn how to use mouthwash, I have created this bonus freebie that does just that! 

Just visit the post below  to learn how to grab your own copy.


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4 comments:

  1. Love the animal teeth matching activity!! So much fun!

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  2. I love the creative thought that went into this amazing unit study on teeth. I especially think the dirty laminated tooth and brushing it off is great! :)

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  3. You have an amazing imagination. I wouldn't have thought of pulling teeth or matching animal teeth. Reading your blog has really inspired me to think outside the box more. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  4. I LOVE this post! So many great resource ideas! I'm interested in learning more about Montessori grammar so thank you for the printable.

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