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Lesson Plan Title: Taking Care of Teeth
Teacher Name: Allyson Corravo
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Class/Course: Health- Motor Skills, Self Management
School: Northwest
Objective/s (student outcome) the students will be able to:

Explain the importance of taking care of your teeth and having your very own
tooth brush.

Explain the importance of dental health cleanings and regular exams.

Demonstrate proper teeth brushing techniques.

Benchmark/Content Standards (state or district):

Core Concepts

Core Concepts


Strand 5

Standard 1



Explain the importance of having one’s own toothbrush to
prevent disease.

Explain the importance of dental health cleanings and


Standard 3


Demonstrate proper tooth brushing techniques.

Student’s Prior Knowledge:

Have a basic understanding of brushing your teeth.

Cross-curricular relationships:

Math- How long did you brush your teeth? How many of your teeth can you


Yellow finger paint, two hard-boiled eggs, bowl of water, yarn for the floss,
and a toothbrush.


Michigan Model for Health (K).

Michigan Department of Education.

TOTAL Time for Lesson:

Anywhere from 30-35 minutes long.

Minutes: 0 Warm-Up &/or Stretch (anticipatory set)

We will not have this for this lesson.

Minutes: 2

Lesson Introduction (state actual words you will be saying)

We will sing the “Brushing Song”

The words are…
In my mouth I have some teeth, E-I-E-I-O
And in my mouth I put my brush, E-I-E-I-O

With a brush, brush here
And a brush, brush there
Here a brush, there a brush, everywhere a brush, brush
In my mouth I’ll keep my teeth, E-I-E-I-O

Minutes: 15 INSTRUCTION – Explanation of the activity/s to the students (list in

Tell the students we’re going to pretend that the eggs are our teeth.

Then ask them if they know what the yellow sticky stuff is that forms on their
teeth when they don’t brush them for a long time.

Let a few students answer and then I will tell them that it’s called plaque. And
that plaque forms when we don’t brush our teeth twice a day like we are
supposed to.

Take the two hard-boiled eggs and dip them in a very little bit of yellow paint.

Tell the students that this is what our teeth look like when we don’t brush
them like we are supposed to.

Let them demonstrate how to brush the teeth the correct way.

Once I brush them take out the yarn which is my “floss”.

Start to floss the teeth and ask the students if they know what I am doing.

After a few students answer, tell them I am flossing the teeth because using
our tooth brush doesn’t always get the plaque off of our teeth. It gets in
between our teeth and our toothbrush doesn’t reach there so the floss helps
us get those spaces.

Call each student up and let them take a turn brushing the teeth.

The activity the students will be participating in will be: Brushing the Teeth.
Minutes: 15 Class Activity (see above)
I will know if the students are learning the skill/ knowledge if:

During our activity they brush the teeth correctly and can answer the basic
questions of how many times a day we should brush them and what the
yellow stuff on our teeth is called.

Teachable Moments & Potential Challenges:

A challenge could be that there is too much yellow paint of the eggs and it
becomes difficult for the students to brush it off. This won’t give them a clear
understanding of how or why they should brush their teeth.

A child might not have the fine motor skills to do this activity.

Diagram of the Activity and/or Set-Up:
Hard boiled eggs that are
the “teeth”

Yellow finger paint
used as plaque
used as the “floss”


Minutes: 2 Wrap Up/Points to Review with Students:

Sing the “Brush, Brush, Brush your Teeth” song.

The words are…
Brush, brush, brush your teeth,
At least two times a day.
Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning,
Fighting tooth decay.
Floss, floss, floss your teeth,
Every single day.


Gently, gently, gently, gently,
Whisking plaque away.
Rinse, rinse, rinse your teeth,
Every single day.
Swishing, swishing, swishing, swishing,
Fighting tooth decay.

Minutes: 2 Put away materials

Throw the eggs away.

Wash tooth brush.

Dump out water.

Throw water and paint bowls away.

Throw floss away.