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Sample Weekly Activity Plan

This week’s theme is:   Dental Health

Activity/ Day
Circle Time
Block Area
Dramatic Play Area
Fine Motor/ Gross Motor
Table Top/ Cognitive
Sensory Play & Creative Arts
Special Activity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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- Take pictures of children’s smiles
Obstacle Course
 
Dentist Office –White smocks/
shirts, flashlight, lawn chair
“Mr. Mouth” Toy Teeth with toothbrushes
Matching pictures/ flashcards of dental health items
Toothpaste in a zip-loc bag to manipulate
- Make X-Rays of Teeth (white chalk, black paper)
Start Tooth brushing Chart
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Berenstein Bears “Visit To the Dentist” Book
Ride On Toys
Add Play X-Rays & Tools
Tooth Fairy Search and Find Game (hidden pictures teeth around room)
Put out pictures of smiles and have children identify each other by these
Toothpaste in sensory table w toothbrushes –make designs
-Smell variety of toothpastes
-Painting white paint on pictures of teeth using toothbrushes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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-“This is the Way you Brush Your Teeth”
-Soak hardboiled egg in soda, brush brown w toothpaste –discuss results
Ramps with Ride-On Toys
Add Dolls and toothbrushes
- Dental floss string tooth (cardboard teeth with hole punch-outs)
 
-Good/Bad for Teeth Food Game using pictures
 
-White and Black Play dough –teeth/cavities
-Making Dental Impressions on Styrofoam plates -compare results
-String painting (tooth floss)
- Picture collage (cut pictures of smiles/teeth out of magazines)
Homemade toothpaste
(4 tsp baking soda,
1 tsp salt,
1 tsp favourite extract flavour)
Combine all ingredients & store in airtight container.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dora “Show Me Your Smile” Book
-The Missing Tooth Game (child is ‘tooth’& leaves circle)
Balance Beams
“Dentist in Training” Game (marshmallows in Kleenex box –only one has cavity –use tongs to find)
Aluminum Foil Filling Activity –children place ‘fillings’ on toys around the room
Box of Mixed toothbrushes –matching game
Brushing Teeth at sink, rinsing and spitting
-Tracing Teeth Stencils
-Making masks using napkins and string
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pretending to be tooth (coming through gum, grow, wiggling, falling out)
Pin the Tooth on the Mouth
Dental Check-Up before and after lunch –with mirrors and flashlights
“The Germ” Game of Tag
Stringing objects onto Dental Floss
Sensory Guessing Game –pillowcase of toothpaste tubes, floss, mouthwash bottle, etc
- Hippo Tooth Game –mini marshmallows with cavities - clothespins to find ‘cavities’
Dental Hygienist Visit

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