Dentists and Teeth
Dentists and teeth preschool lesson plans, including arts and crafts, games, math, science, group time activities, and snacks.
Arts and Crafts
Have the children cut out two strips of paper that when connected will fit around their head. Connect the strips with glue or tape, (staples will catch the child’s hair). Supply each child with a circle shaped piece of tag board and a piece of tin foil. Have the child wrap the tin foil around the tag board. Staple the tag board to the headband. On mine I wrote “Dr. Suzy” and “Dentist Max” or whatever they wanted to be.
Paper Plate Mouth
Supply each child with a small paper plate and tiny marshmallows. Have the children glue the marshmallows around the edge (for teeth). When the glue has tried, fold the plate in half.
Have the children use a toothbrush as a paintbrush.
Health Food Collage
Supply the children with magazines with pictures of food. Have the children cut out healthy foods and glue the pictures on a piece of paper.
Junk Food Collage
Supply the children with magazines with pictures of food. Have the children cut out junk foods and glue the pictures on a piece of paper.
Games, Math and Science
What Animals Have Teeth?
Discuss animals that have teeth and those that do not. Make a list. Have the children come up with their own animals.
Count your teeth
Have the children count the teeth in their mouths. Compare results with the class. Graph the results.
Brush Your Teeth Program
Have the children brush their teeth after lunch and snacks every day. Have parents provide toothbrushes and toothpaste for the children.
Dentist Field Trip
You can schedule a dentist to come in. Some areas even have dental programs where they will do free and low-cost exams in your center. You could also go to a local dentist’s office.
Cut a red apple into long thin slices (These will be the lips). Spread peanut butter (gums) on one side of two apple slices. Place mini marshmallows (teeth) onto the peanut butter of one apple. Place the other apple slice, peanut butter side down onto the mini marshmallows. You may serve with sliced cheese.