Making sure kids develop great dental habits is crucial. And if you are on the lookout for some great Dental Health Month activities – you’ll definitely want to read on. This blog post will share some great books about Dental Health, plus math and other activities you can do with elementary and middle school students!
One of the most important things we can do is keep our teeth clean, strong, and healthy. Our teeth play an important role in breaking down our food through the process of digestion. And scientists learn more every day about the connections between our teeth and gums – and our overall health.
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Dental Health Month Math Fun
Let’s start off with some great Dental Health Month math resources. Every elementary teacher and parent knows that getting those basic math facts ingrained into the minds of students takes a lot of work and practice. These cute and toothy Dental Health Month puzzles are a fun way to practice! There are different types to choose from, so you can easily challenge your higher students while giving your other kids the time to practice at their appropriate level as well.
Various Dental Health Month activities are available below. Click on the one/s that are most appropriate for your students.
Not a math teacher? No worries!
I also have this editable tooth puzzle you can use for any other topic – language arts, foreign languages, harder math conceps, vocabulary, or whatever else you want to type into the space.
What Teachers Are Saying About Dental Health Month Activities
People who have bought my Dental Health Month activities have said:
- My students loved doing this. They were so surprised it was a tooth in the end!
- Love these and the kids do too!
- More coming soon!
Also Great for Decor!
And let’s not forget that the finished teeth puzzles above make GREAT bulletin boards, doorway decorations, or even hallways displays! Students can cut out and complete their puzzles, then color them in whatever creative way comes to mind – braces, cavities, etc. The finished displays of teeth look amazing!. (Plus, no administrator can complain about them not being academic because the kids work so hard to put them together!)
Dental Health Month Books
One of my favorite Dental Health Month Activities is sharing a good book with students. If you are looking for some great book choices, the following Dental Health books should be a big help!
- Picture Books
- Sugarbug Doug: All About Cavities, Plaque, and Teeth
- Dora The Explorer: Show Me Your Smile
- Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter)
- The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
- Uri’s Dream – Educating Children for Dental Health
- Dora the Explorer: Dora Goes to the Dentist
- Sesame Street Ready, Set, Brush! A Pop-Up Book
- Curious George Visits the Dentist
- Doctor De Soto
- The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums
- Chapter Books
- Picture Books
February or anytime during a health unit is a great time to remember the importance of Dental Hygiene. With these fun and challenging Dental Health Month activities, students will be reminded to keep their teeth happy and healthy while practicing their math and other skills!
Still not sure about my Dental Health Month activities? No worries!
Click here or on the image below to grab your FREE circle puzzles. Then you’ll see if these puzzles are a good fit for your students. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division options are included in this freebie.
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