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Happy, Healthy Me Math and Literacy Activities

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

This Happy, Healthy Me! Math and Literacy activities pack contains printable activities that promote healthy food and happy teeth. Students will practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Graphing
– Classification
– Patterning
– Quantity comparison
– Association
– Sequencing
– Writing
– Beginning sounds
– Visual discrimination
– Language/Dictation
– Science
– Social-emotional

HAPPY TEETH FRAME COUNTING CARDS (10)

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide mini erasers or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will place a numbered group of items on its corresponding card. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.).

TOOTH FAIRY COUNT AND CLIP CARDS (10)

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Students will count each set of teeth and clip its corresponding number with a clothespin. To make this activity extra fun, decorate the clothes pins with glitter and foam star stickers, so that children will have their own sparkly tooth fairy wands!

HEALTHY FOOD BINGO MATS (4) AND DRAW CARDS (25)

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Provide a small manipulative for children to use as bingo markers. Five in a row (horizontally, vertically, diagonally) equals BINGO! While playing, be sure to facilitate discussion about each healthy food shown.

HAPPY TEETH WORKSHEETS (4)

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

Healthy Teeth – Graphing – Instruct children to count one group of items at a time and to color the corresponding boxes. Students can then count the colored squares again, and write the numbers. Discuss which items there are more of and which there are less of.

Happy Tooth, Sad Tooth – Classification – Prompt young learners to study the pictures and determine which foods make for a happy tooth and which make for a sad tooth. Children can then cut, sort, and glue the items on their appropriate spaces.

How to Brush Your Teeth – Sequencing – Children will cut out the pictures and work to put them order. Once the pictures are properly sequenced, they may be glued and colored. Depending on the child’s ability, only three cards may be used.

Writing Prompt – “I brush my teeth because…” – Children will dictate their responses to teachers and draw a picture. Older children may copy their responses onto their papers, while some may even be able to write some of their own words.

HEALTHY FOOD WORKSHEETS (4)

happy healthy me math and literacy activities

Healthy Food – Patterning – Have children cut and glue to complete the patterns. Discuss the patterns, and encourage young learners to describe and identify them.

Fill Your Plates – Number Quantity – Children will cut out the pictures, count each set, and glue to match the numbers.

Yummy Foods – Beginning Sounds – Students will color the picture of the matching sound.

Writing Prompt – “I eat healthy food because…” – Children will dictate their responses to teachers and draw a picture. Older children may copy their responses onto their papers, while some may even be able to write some of their own words.

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Yummy Rice Cake Pig Snack

It’s Tasty Tuesday of NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child™, and to honor this fun day, we are going to be making rice cake pigs.

Snack time for preschoolers is much more than enjoying a tasty treat. It is a time for children to build independence and develop self-help skills. They pour their own milk or water (“pour with your strong hand and hold the cup with your helper hand”), pass items to their classmates, clear their place settings, clean up spills, and, in some instances, even prepare their own food!

For our pig snack, this morning, each child will served a plate containing all of the ingredients. They will use their fine motor skills to spread the cream cheese, with a plastic knife, and to assemble their pigs. So much fun!

INGREDIENTS USED:

– Rice cakes
– Strawberry cream cheese or cream cheese with food coloring
– Marshmallows
– Raisins


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Shaving Cream Easter Egg

Finger painting with shaving cream allows children to explore, experiment, and create – all while strengthening their senses. Let’s finger paint some Easter eggs!

Simply add a few drops of watercolor to the shaving cream, and blend. Give the children a large egg shape (download the free template here) or, depending on their age and ability, encourage them to cut out their own. Allow the kids to work the colors into the construction paper with their fingers.

What’s so great about this activity, is the way the shaving cream adheres to the paper. It goes on so lightly and dries almost instantaneously, yet it remains rich in color. The eggs don’t become soggy, making them prone to tearing or ripping like they normally would with regular paint or straight watercolor.

Preschoolers may then glue (a dab will do ya) their eggs onto a bigger piece of construction paper. Add some Easter grass, and voila! This colorful finger painted egg is the perfect Easter decoration for any bulletin board or refrigerator.

MATERIALS USED:

– Construction paper
– Glue
– Our free printable egg template
– Scissors
– Easter grass
– Shaving cream
– Watercolors

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