D is for Dental Health.
D template filled with paper dots. Kids can use the hole punch for fine motor practice and then glue their dots onto the template.
ASL D and Dad
Letter sort - b's and d's. Save frozen juice cans and make the letters on craft sticks. Put a corresponding letter on the can. Great visual/perception game
Trays: Playdough, dots (punched). Intro the Montessori dressing frames if you have them. If not, then gather pieces of clothing with zippers, buttons, and snaps and allow the children to try to tackle them independently. Dropper and suction bottomed bath mats. Mix up some colored water and have children very carefully squeeze one drop onto each little suction cup. Include a small sponge and he can absorb each little cup when finished. This will occupy a preschooler for a looooooong time.
Math: diamond shape, dimes, diagonal lines. Have children sort the diamonds from the other cards in a playing card deck. Sort dimes from pile of change. Discuss how many other coin combinations make up a dime. Make diamonds of different dimensions (hey, alliteration ; )) on the geoboard. Look for diamonds in clothing (argyle) and rug patterns this week.
Number 4: make a page for the notebook with the numeral and a set of four things like 4 seasons, the four sides of a diamond, four limbs on a person, 4 gospels etc. Discuss 4 operations - add, subract, multiply and divide - informally by dividing a sandwich in two, giving two cookies to three friends, combining your legos with your brother's etc.
Snack: Veggies and dip or doughnut holes
Music: drums - make your own with empty oatmeal box. Consider reading about Drummer Hoff.
Game: Duck, duck, goose
Dental Health - there are LOTS of fun activities here. We liked cutting out a large tooth from yellow cardstock and painting it white with our brushes to model thorough brushing. The painting with dental floss would be fun too. More dental printables and crafts here.
science project -(from same site) what are cavities? Take an apple and poke some large holes in it with a pencil or kebab. Let it sit for several days til the holes turn brown. Use as an object lesson. Lots of links at the above site for brushing charts and more.
George Washington's Teeth - a funny book in rhyme detailing our first president's dental woes
Diddle diddle dumpling
Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John
Went to bed with his stockings on.
One shoe off and one shoe on,
Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John.
Practice the rhyme when dressing this week. Rolls off the tongue. <g> My oldest two boys used to sing song this nursery rhyme whenever a baby lost a sock.