Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dental Health Activities

This week we focused on :
  •  Celebrating CA's 3rd birthday!
  • Dental Health Awareness
  • Letter W
  • Character Development-Obedience
  • Memory Verse-Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Colossians 3:20
February is dental health awareness month. So we spent a week discussing teeth and the importance of taking care of our teeth. Thankfully the boys LOVE brushing and flossing their teeth and have had pleasant dental visits in their lifetime. :)

Here are a few books we read:

I used a few activities/printables from these awesome sites:
2 Teaching Mommies:Dental Theme
Kids Soup-Dental Activities
We made our own tooth art project with googly eyes and foam for a mouth.

We made a paper mouth with marks and mini marshmallows for teeth. I saw this cute idea at From the Hive. She has some awesome dental health ideas for preschoolers.

We worked on a few W activity sheets from Preschool Palace.
JP loves the sheet protectors and dry erase markers!

We also played this very fun Elmo brushing teeth online @ Sesame Street Brushing Teeth game.

I have been inspired by Mama Jodi at meaningful mama with all of her awesome character development ideas. I am closely following her lead, although I am now one week behind her as we needed 2 weeks to work on obedience. We have been focusing on one trait each week. At the beginning of the week we put write the letters of the trait on an index card and discuss the meaning of the word and the memory verse that correlates with it. I then put it in a magnetic frame on the refrigerator. So far here are the character development traits we have learned:

 This week we focused on obedience. We discussed that obedience is doing what someone says right away, all the way(correctly) and with a happy heart. We played "Mother May I?" and "Yes, Mommy." During the "Yes, Mommy" game I gave the boys instructions and they had to respond "Yes, Mommy" and then complete the task. It was a fun, yet meaningful way to reinforce the concept.  We also discussed that obedience in our home is expected right away and that it is important to learn this skill now to make their lives easier in the future.

This week we also celebrated this blessing's 3rd birthday!

It is hard to believe that this sweet, adventurous, curious boy is now 3!!! Where does the time go?! We celebrated God's gift to us in this precious boy by making banana pancakes together and then singing to him at breakfast. We also allowed him to pick out a balloon at the Dollar Tree. He chose our family favorite place to eat out for dinner, Chick Fil A! We also hosted a family Tonka themed birthday party on the Saturday before his birthday. He was blessed with family loving on him and gifting him with new toys and games. He was so cute as he said, "Happy Birthday to me!"

Birthdays are so fun, especially through the eyes of my children!

It was a beautiful week weather wise in our "neck of the woods" so we played outside a lot, especially on CA's birthday! We also enjoyed story time at our public library. Both times I forgot my camera! Oops!

I hope your week was awesome too! Feel free to leave me a comment letting me know what you've been up to with your blessings! 

Linked up to these awesome sites this week!


  1. Thanks for linking up at Thinky Linky Thursday this week! We are happy to have your ideas.
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

    1. Thanks, Lori! Thank YOU for hosting Thinky Link Thurs!

  2. Hi Trina! I know Sierra gave you the One Lovely Blog award, but I couldn't help but include you in my list too, since I check to see what you've been up to almost daily.

    Hope you are feeling well and taking good care of yourself. I remember how tiring those first few months are.

    1. Awww! Thanks, Jenny! I saw that we were both given that award and I immediately thought of you and your blog too! Thanks for checking in on us. Thanks for the well wishes. I am doing good, only about 8 weeks more to go until we meet this sweet baby boy. :) I am trying to take good care of myself which means more naps and less blogging and blog reading, but that's ok. :) Thanks again!

  3. Love the dental theme, cute activities!! Have you checked out we choose virtues? You should! Thanks for stopping by! :D There is a link on my blog.

  4. Love all of these activities but I think those little marshmallow teeth are especially cute!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Kid's Co-op!

  5. Love the marshamllow teeth - too cute! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  6. Dental health seems to be a theme we keep coming back to...over and over! I love that marshmallow craft idea!

  7. Excellent sharing. I really like it. You shared a really good information.Many people do not realize that dental health is related to overall health. Now a days we are laking the knowledge about teeth whitening. Thank you and keep sharing.

    Michigan Dentist

  8. Hey Trina, I love this post! I have leaned many things from here and how I can save my kids teeth easily. Your each part of body needs proper health and fitness to live fit and strong.

  9. Hey,
    Thanks for sharing this informative post. This blog gives me very good tips about the oral health . Great blog....!

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  11. A good dentist is one of the best things you can ever do for yourself! Having a nice, reliable dentist that can do things like this is really important. Toothaches and unattractive teeth should not be overlooked.

    Dr. Brian donlon


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