Lesson Plan : Children's Dental Hygiene

Teacher Name:
 Darlene Khalil
Grade:
 Preschool
Subject:
 PE and Health

Topic:
 Building community capacity by developing children's dental hygiene skills (tooth brushing ) with the aid of their parents
Goals:
 At the end of the lesson children will be able to identify the various foods that will affect their teeth negatively and those that will have a positive effect. At the end of the lesson children will also have a better understanding of how and why we brush our teeth.
Objectives:
 Children are to be able to identify foods that make "Teeth happy " and those that make "teeth sad". Children will demonstrate the motion of tooth brushing.
Materials:
 25 Children's tote bags ) toothbrush, flosh, worksheets) Parent information board of Children's Dental Health 2 paper bags : Happy teeth vs. Sad teeth Pictures of various foods Poster with Toothbrush Song Pictures to aid in presentation with children Parent resources : How to brush and floss teeth A Parent’s Guide: Healthy teeth for Children Birth to 6 years Nutrition Matters: Healthy Teeth for Children Healthy Teeth for Baby’s, Toddlers and Preschoolers, Tooth Brushing Tips for parents and caregivers
Introduction:
 Ask Children : What did you do this morning when you woke up? (Keep asking until "brushed my teeth is an answer given) Do you know why we brush our teeth? Ask them : Do you know how many teeth you will all have soon? (answer is 20) Introduce the idea that adults have 32!
Development:
 With the use of pictures introduce why we brush our teeth, and when we should brush them. Demonstrate , the proper way to brush teeth with the patents.
Practice:
 Sing "Got my toothpaste" song with children. Adults, and children all do the motions of the song.
Checking For Understanding:
 Complete Activity : Happy tooth vs Sad Tooth - show them pictures of various foods and drinks. Children s must be able to identify if the food goes into the happy teeth bag (healthy foods) or sad teeth bag ( non-nutritious, high sugar foods).
Closure:
 Distribute Care packages to children and caregivers and inform them of the Calendar inside the bag that can help them keep track of when they brush their teeth
Evaluation:
 Children should be able to identify the foods that will affect their health and those that will help their teeth stay health.

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