Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

This Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy pack contains 13 worksheets, 1 emergent reader book, and 9 learning center activities that focus on healthy food, dental health, and hand hygiene. Students will practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Number Order
– Set recognition
– Graphing
– Classification
– Patterning
– Measurement (non-standard)
– Quantity comparison
– Association
– Story Sequencing
– Writing
– Beginning sounds
– Letter Recognition
– Visual discrimination
– Language/Dictation
– Sight word recognition
– Phonemic and phonological awareness
– Social-emotional
– Following Directions

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

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

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.

LET’S EAT! FOOD GROUP CLASSIFICATION MATS (COLOR 5/B&W 5) AND FOOD CARDS (COLOR 50/B&W 50)

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

Print this activity out on cardstock and laminate for heavy use. Be sure to print out multiple plates and sheets of food.

Working with a very small group, provide each child with 5 plate mats and a stack of shuffled food cards. Students will then work to sort and classify their food onto their plates.

FIVE FOOD GROUPS ASSOCIATION PUZZLES (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

Print this activity out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut the puzzles into pieces. Students will complete the puzzles according to food group association.

YUMMY FOOD SYLLABLE CLAP & COUNT TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Encourage children to say each picture name and clap and count each word part. They will then use a clothespin to clip the number of syllables.

HAPPY TEETH TEN FRAME CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

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.).

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

TOOTH FAIRY COUNT AND CLIP TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

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, let your students decorate the clothespins with glitter and foam star stickers, so that they will have their own sparkly tooth fairy wands to use!

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

HAPPY TOOTH, SAD TOOTH CLASSIFICATION TASK CARDS (COLOR 4/B&W 4) AND FOOD CARDS (COLOR 16/B&W 16)

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

Print this activity out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Young learners will study the pictures and determine which foods make for a happy tooth and which make for a sad tooth. Children can then place the items on their appropriate cards and spaces. Note: A worksheet version of this concept is also included in this packet.

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

FLOSS & BRUSH ALPHABET MATCH-UP PUZZLES (COLOR A-Z 26/B&W A-Z 26)

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

Print these puzzles out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut the cards in half and prompt students to match the upper and lowercase letters.

MY HEALTHY TEETH EMERGENT READER (B&W 2/GIRL & BOY)

Learners will cut out the pages of their books. They will then assemble them by number order. Teachers should staple them together. Children will then write their names on the covers and color the pictures.

With a small group, read the books together. Prompt students to follow along from left to right, and to point out letters and sight words. Discuss the story and the benefits of dental health.

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

Note: Both a boy and a girl version of this reader is provided.

HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS JUMBO SEQUENCING CARDS (COLOR 6/B&W 6)

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Prompt children to place the cards in order according to stage. These cards are also a great way to teach ordinal concepts (first, second, third, etc.) Tip: To make this activity extra fun for little hands, just hot glue the cards onto jumbo craft sticks.

Happy, Healthy Me! Science, Math, and Literacy

HEALTHY FOOD AND HAPPY TEETH WORKSHEETS (B&W 13)

With these 13 worksheets, students will practice patterning, graphing, comparing sets, rhyming, beginning sounds, and so much more!

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Giraffes Can’t Dance Craft

Giraffes Can't Dance Craft

This giraffe craft is an engaging extension to Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, a beautifully illustrated rhyming tale about a giraffe named Gerald. Gerald is clumsy with spindly legs and crooked knees.

Giraffes Can't Dance Craft

At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs start to waltz, the rhinos rock ‘n’ roll, and the lions dance a tango that is elegant and bold. As Gerald approaches the dance floor, he is teased and laughed at by the other animals. They tell him, “Giraffes can’t dance!”

Giraffes Can't Dance Craft

Humiliated, Gerald creeps off toward home. Along the way, he meets a wise and gentle cricket who encourages him to listen to the music around him: the swaying grass and trees and the branches in the breeze. Suddenly, the giraffe begins to dance the most beautiful dance. The other animals quickly gather around him, entranced by his moves. Gerald proves that it’s okay to be different, and that anybody can dance – they just need their own sweet tune.

Giraffes Can't Dance Craft

MATERIALS USED:

– Construction paper
Our giraffe template
– Scissors
– Yarn
– Googly eyes
– Pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks
– Crayons and/or markers
– Glue

Provide each child with a giraffe (older students should be encouraged to cut out there own). Learners will uses their fine motor skills to tear small pieces of brown construction paper, and to cut small pieces of yarn and pipe cleaner. Children will then practice their spatial reasoning skills by placing the torn paper within the allotted space on their giraffes. Finally, they will glue the spots, eyes, tail, and horns. Supply crayons and/or markers, so extra details may be added.

During this activity, make it a point to facilitate discussion about the book’s message, and to have some fun with rhyming (e.g. What rhymes with giraffe?).


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Transportation Math and Literacy Activities

Transportation Math and Literacy Activities

Vroom! Vroom! This Transportation Math and Literacy packet is sure to get those little brains revved up. It contains 12 worksheets and 4 learning center activities that strengthen the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Classification
– Number recognition
– Number order
– Addition to six
– Set recognition
– Graphing
– Number formation
– Ordinal concepts
– Size comparison
– Language/dictation
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– Ending sound recognition
– Phonological and phonemic awareness
– Fine motor
– Following directions

TRANSPORTING TOYS – SYLLABLE CLAP & COUNT (COLOR 3 SHEETS & 12 SYLLABLE CARDS/B&W 3 SHEETS & 12 SYLLABLE CARDS)

Transportation Math and Literacy Activities

Print this activity out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Students will name each picture card and clap and count each word part. They will then place the card on the appropriate train, e.g., gir-affe/train #2.

DINER DASH – RACE TO THE TOP (COLOR 1 SHEET & 6 POCKET CUBE/DIE CARDS/B&W 1 SHEET & 6 POCKET CUBE/DIE CARDS)

Transportation Math and Literacy Activities

Print this activity out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut out the cards and insert them into a pocket cube/die. Provide pom poms, vase gems, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to use as markers. For individual use, the child will roll the cube/die, identify the picture, and place a marker in the appropriate column. Repeat until a column is full to the top; that vehicle wins. In small group, provide each child with his/her own sheet. Children will take turns rolling, marking their own roll. First person to fill a column to the top wins the Diner Dash! Encourage learners to take a good look at their graphs, and discuss which of their vehicles came in first, second, and so on.

TRANSPORTATION NUMBER PUZZLES (COLOR 3/B&W 3)

Transportation Math and Literacy Activities

Print these out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use), and cut the puzzles into strips. Students will complete the puzzles (school bus, airplane, and submarine) by placing the pieces in numerical order.

ALPHABET TRAIN – LETTER-SOUND ASSOCIATION PUZZLES (COLOR 26/B&W 26)

Transportation Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut the puzzles in half. Students will say the picture name and work to match it with its beginning letter.

WORKSHEETS (B&W 12)

Transportation Math and Literacy Activities

This Transportation Math and Literacy packet also contains 12 worksheets. Included in that number is a writing prompt to go along with the book If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen. You can read more about this book and activity here.

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