February is children’s dental health month and, in the spirit of healthy teeth, Kristin of First Grade Teaching designed a fantastic tooth measuring activity that is sure to be a hit with your preschoolers too! Here’s the basics:
|Provide your students with a worksheet of teeth shapes to cut out.|
|Invite your students to use these cutouts to measure the hygiene items - the toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash.|
|Have students record how many teeth long each hygiene item is on their summary worksheet.|
|Place students into groups and invite them to compare their answers, remeasuring to settle any differences.|
You might consider providing different size tooth cutouts for extra measuring fun or having students complete the activity using dental floss and a ruler. Be sure to visit First Grade Teaching for the worksheet downloads and close children’s dental health month out right!