All About Teeth – A Craft, a Graph, and a Laugh is a dental unit that would be great in February to support Dental Health Week. The activities include a Smartboard version of all of the activities, along with printables. The craft involves cutting and coloring a mouth template, attaching marshmallow teeth, and formulating a sentence (or more) to go along with tooth care. There is a graph included where students can survey classmates to see how many loose or missing teeth they have and fill in the bar graph. There are two dentist/teeth riddles (just for fun). Also included are a dental maze, a cartoon video link, and an illustration/identification of the parts of the teeth. Calling the activity A Craft, a Graph, a Laugh, a Maze, a Video Link, and Identification Illustration just wasn’t as catchy. Enjoy.
This lesson supports the following VA. Standards of Learning:
K.2 The student will explain the concept of being healthy. Key concepts/skills include
a) positive and negative emotions that affect physical health (e.g., anger, sadness, fear, frustration,
b) personal hygiene practices (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing, hand washing, grooming);
c) germs (e.g., bacteria, viruses) that lead to common diseases (e.g., cold, flu).