Cross-Curricular Activities to Explore Dental Health
Hands-On Dental Health Activities
Check out these hands-on dental health activities. Use fun manipulatives to explore concepts of subtraction and addition. Kids can “pull out teeth” for subtraction, count teeth with tools from the dentist, and so much more!
Interactive Play Dough Mats
Students will draw cards with numerals, ten frames, or addition sentences. Students will create play dough on their mat to represent the numeral, numbers on the ten frame or addition sentence. Students will complete an extension worksheet after using this center. Extension worksheets include: counting and writing the numeral, drawing the correct number of themed objects when give a number, drawing the correct number of themed objects when given a ten frame.
Students will identify numerals and add the correct number of themed manipulatives, or use play dough. Complete extension activities in representing a number of objects with a written numeral, use one-to-one correspondence to count out a specific number of objects and draw a pictorial representation of those objects, and trace and write numerals 1-10.
Use manipulatives to trace the numerals. Students will count out the same number of ducks.
Students can use a dry erase marker to trace the numeral.
Students can count out the duck manipulatives to represent the number.
Students can use play dough to create the numeral. This is great for tactile and kinesthetic learners. They can build the numeral and trace the numeral.
Students can also use play dough to create the same number of ducks or bubbles.
There are tons of printables to extend their learning!
Tons of fun!
Have the students color in the ducks, as they count each one. This will help with one-to-one correspondence.
A bunch of choices for tracing and writing numerals 1-10.
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