Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy Teeth/Sad Teeth Collage

This week, we started a new until on Dental Hygiene and the kids are having fun learning about how to take care of their teeth. Today we made happy and sad teeth collages. 

For this activity, we used: 
White construction paper 
To prep for this activity, I cut large teeth shapes out of white construction paper and drew a happy face on one side and a sad face on the other side for each child. I also went through the magazines and cut out some pictures for the younger kids of food and products that make teeth happy (toothpaste, toothbrushes, fruits/vegetables, vitamins, etc.) and those that make teeth sad (coffee, sugary foods, baked goods, etc.) 

1. First, we talked about our teeth and what we can do to keep them healthy (go to the dentist, brush twice a day, floss, use mouthwash, eat healthy, drink milk). 

 2. The kids went through the magazines (Parents, Southern Living, etc.) and found pictures of things that make teeth happy or sad. The older kids were able to cut out their own pictures. The younger kids tore some out and I gave pictures to some of the kids who got frustrated in their search.

 3. We glued our pictures on the appropriate side of our teeth and let them dry.  
*You could also hole-punch these and hang them from the ceiling or somewhere to create a spinning collage* 

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