This week, as you know, we are expanding our Dental Theme printables. I’ve found some fabulous ideas that can be use in independent centers.
File Folder Games are always a big hit, especially with the younger tots. Use this activity to have your kiddo match the shape on the toothbrush to the shape on the kiddos shirt.
Toothbrush Shape Match
Arts & Crafts
Use this tooth template to draw a tooth on a piece of yellow construction paper. Have your kiddo “clean the tooth” by painting it white. To spice it up even more, give your kiddo an old toothbrush that he can use instead of a paintbrush. Once it dries, cut it out.
When one is learning about a community helper, it is always fun to pretend to have that job. Some things you might want to include in this drama center of sorts are: doctor’s coat (we used an old undershirt of Daddy’s), tiny dentist mirrors (these can be purchased at the grocery store), clean toothbrushes, a desk lamp with a flexible stand, paper towels and stuff animals or dolls. Making Learning Fun has some free printables that you’ll definitely want to include in this dramatic play area. Oh, and don’t forget to tell your kiddo to not put things in their mouth, but to just pretend with the props.
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Hope you have fun.