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Your Body

Tune: "Farmer in the Dell"

Your body has many parts,
Your body has many parts.
The parts work together
To make a healthy you.

Your heart pumps the blood,
Your heart pumps the blood.
The parts work together
To make a healthy you.

Heigh-ho the body-o
What a healthy you!

Other verses:
Your teeth chew the food…
Your stomach digests the food…
Your brain thinks for all…
Your lungs breathe in air…

Run in Place
Run, run, run in place
While you sing this song.
That's the way to help your heart
Stay healthy and grow strong.

Jump, jump, jump up and down
While you sing this song.
That's the way to help your heart
Stay healthy and grow strong.

Other verses:
Swing, swing, swing your arms…
Walk, walk, walk around…

Five Little Teeth
There were five little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth.
I pulled and I twisted and one popped out!
Now there are…one, two, three, four.
(count down until you get to one)

Got My Toothpaste, Got My Brush
Got my toothpaste, got my brush,
I won't hurry, I won't rush.
Making sure my teeth are clean,
Front and back and in between.
When I brush for quite a while,
I will have a happy smile!

I’ve Got a Cold
I’ve got a cold. (point to yourself)
My nose can’t smell, (point to your nose)
My eyes are red, (point to your eyes)
I don’t feel well. (hand on forehead)
So I’ll drink my juice, (pretend to drink)
And go to bed… (fold hands under head)
My nose feels better, (point to nose)
And so does my head! (point to head)

This is the Way
This is the way we brush our teeth,
Brush our teeth, brush our teeth.
This is the way we brush our teeth,

Other verses:
floss our teeth…
rinse our teeth…

Get My Toothpaste, Get My Brush
Get my toothpaste, get my brush,
I won't hurry, I won't rush.
Making sure my teeth are clean,
Front and back and in-between.
When I bush for quite a while,
I will have a happy smile.

Vegetable Song
Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Carrots, peas, and broccoli
Vegetables are good for me
For my snack and in my lunch
Veggie sticks are great to munch
Carrots, peas, and broccoli
Vegetables are good for me

Wash Your Hands
Tune: “Mary Had A Little Lamb”
Wash, wash, wash your hands,
Wash the germs away.
Grab the soup and scrub, scrub, scrub,
Several times a day!

GAMES

What's Missing?
Materials Needed: toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, toothpick, dental mirror or hand mirror – any dental health theme related items

Place them out for the children to see and touch. Name each items. Have them close their eyes. Remove one item. Have the children open their eyes and try to guess what is missing. Since many preschoolers cannot resist peeking, try covering the items with a blanket, paper, towel, etc. and reach under to remove one item.

Websites

A Dozen Ways to be Healthy

Food and Nutrition Lesson Plans, Activities, Printables, and Teaching Ideas

Oral Health: Teacher Activities for the Early Childhood Classroom

Pre-Kindergarten and Preschool Lesson Plans for Physical Education and Health Subjects 

Preschool Lessons Plans for Physical Education

Early Literacy:
Get Children Ready to Read

   Birth to Two
   Two and Three
   Four and Five

What's New in Picture Books?

What Children Like in Books

Early Literacy Resources

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