I put this mini unit plan together to help the kids get excited and understand their trip to the dentist. Read on for educational resources about teeth and seeing the dentist – maybe for the first time!
There are many books available about going to the dentist and losing teeth! Here are a few of our favorite picture books about teeth!
Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Jan and Stan Berenstain
Arthur’s Tooth and Arthur Tricks the Tooth Fairy by Marc Brown
Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss
Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer
Check out my Teeth and Visiting the Dentist Playlist for Little Kids on YouTube or stream it below. Engaging and short shows, songs, and stories all about your teeth!
Run Time: approx 35 Minutes
Sid the Science Kid, Season 1 Episode 16: A Brush with Teeth
The American Dental Association’s website for kids. You’ll find excellent information and activities for everyone from preschool to preteens. Tons of printables, a few games, and even resources for kids interested on pursuing a career in dentistry.
Teachers and homeschoolers – be sure to check out their Smile Smarts Dental Health Curriculum. A full, in depth curriculum for kids in preschool through grade 8.
This website features activities, videos, and lesson plans. Worth a look – especially for the full-color printables and activity sheets. One interesting feature here is the customizable lesson plans featuring a huge variety of lessons with timing, printables, and supplements included.
Teacher guides, printable activities, and such adorable printable posters that I’m thinking about plastering their entire bathroom with them. Seriously the S is for Smile one. Love. Everything is easily accessible on one page from this website. You may also look into ordering a Bright Futures classroom kit. These are usually available in the fall at the beginning of the traditional school year.
I love when kids lose their teeth. It’s such a huge milestone. Who doesn’t love those hole-y little smiles? My favorite part is asking this question. You never know what they’re going to say… Yikes!