February is dental health month so I Tooth Fairy Roll and Cover for math and fine motor skills development. Print the patterns on cardstock paper and laminate.
I have created a blank mat where children can roll the dice and count and cover the same number of black circles on the mat. I have also created mats with numbers 1-6 and numbers 2-12.
When using the numbered mats children roll the dice and cover up the match number on the mats. Play continues until all blank circles or all numbers have been covered on the mats.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added Tooth Fairy Alphabet Pick and Cover.
It's dental health month and to go along with that theme I made a sequence activity which is great for letter recognition and review. I printed everything on cardstock paper. I then cut out and laminated the letter squares and glued the tooth fairy mat to the back of the letter mat.
I made a blank mat ... an uppercase mat ... and a lowercase mat. I also made upper case and lowercase letters.
In this activity the children put the letter squares in alphabetical order. With younger children I start with the guided letter mats and then move on to the blank mat.
As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where I have added the tooth fairy number sequence mats.
I made tooth fairy number clip cards for letter recognition as well as fine motor. I printed all the patterns on cardstock paper ... cut them out and laminated them.
I mixed the number cards up and set them out along with clothespins. I put mine in a clear plastic container but you can put yours in whatever works for you. I have included numbers 0-30 so you can choose to put all out or just a few.
In this activity children pick a card and clip a clothespin on the number that matches the number on the tooth fairy. I have also included cover-up squares if you do not want to use clothespins. As of 2022 this activity can be found in the member's section which is also where the tooth fairy alphabet clip cards are located.
We worked on letter identification with an uppercase vs. lowercase sorting activity. I printed the patterns on cardstock paper and laminated them. I then attached the uppercase and lowercase tags to baskets I purchased from the dollar store.
I set the baskets and letter cards out in our center and the children picked a card ... said what letter it was and then put it in the correct basket based on whether it was an uppercase or lowercase letter.
The children really enjoyed this activity so I will be making more of them for different themes!! I did include alternate sorting tags that read "Uppercase Letters" and "Lowercase Letters" instead of tags with all upper or all lower.
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I made roll and cover math center activity for our dental health theme. I folded a red piece of colored cardstock paper in half and cut out a three-quarter circle shape. I opened the shape and glued a cardstock paper tongue on the bottom half of the mouth. I also drew sixteen circles on both the top and bottom of the mouth for a total of thirty two. The final step was to laminate the mouth.
I set out white buttons and dice for the children to use with this activity. They rolled the dice and then used the buttons to cover up the same number of circles on the mouth. Play continued until all of the circles were covered with buttons.
This can be done as both an individual as well as group activity. If playing as a group each child would get their own mouth mat and buttons. I have also used white playdough in the past for this activity and it turned out well.
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