Free Printable Dental Health Month Activity for Kids

Considering the average human life span is 70 plus years, so needs to be the lifespan of our teeth!  With Dental Health Month looming, I created a great activity about food choices.  The best time to instill good dental health care like prevention, good food choices, and dental hygiene habits is in childhood.

To help establish these habits, I created a free printable dental health month activity that covers: foods that are good for our teeth and foods that are bad for our teeth. This activity helps young thinkers choose good foods for their teeth.

  • magazines
  • scissors
  • glue
  • my free printables {below}

  1. To spark my son’s interest I headed straight for our animal books about teeth. We read two books, my favorite Let’s Look at Animal Teeth by Wendy Perkins {she highlights with close up images of how different animals use their teeth for different reasons} and What if you had Animal Teeth by Sandra Markle. These really are two great reads to kick start this activity.
  2. We talked about how we use our teeth and how we take care of them. 
  3. I had my son look through magazines to gather images of food.
  4. Then we sorted them into two categories: good for our teeth or bad for our teeth. 
  5. He cut and pasted the images on the free printables I have provided you below.

Downloadable Dental Health Month printables:

Food that is bad for your teeth {printable} 

Food that is good for your teeth {printable}  

 Here he is sorting…

 

Here are the foods my son cut out and pasted on the free printables.

Disclaimer- it’s not the wheat thins that he thinks is heathy but the fruit on the box. We sorted wheat as bad for our teeth per the waffles on the bad foods side.

*We have a round up of Dental health bulletin boards and resources

*We also have a Tooth Fairy Counting Emergent Reader available @ out TpT shop

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Keep Smiling!

Karen

 

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2 Responses to Free Printable Dental Health Month Activity for Kids

  1. Thank you!! This is adorable!

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