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Prepare your preschoolers for their first loose tooth with some quick, fun activities to go along with Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson.
Preschoolers and kindergarteners may be anxious about losing a tooth. If so, reading fun picture books about loose teeth and the tooth fairy can help ease their fears and get them excited about the event.
Whether your little one is anxious or excited, it’s always fun to anticipate a visit from the tooth fairy. You can make some magical memories your kids will treasure forever.
Bear’s Loose Tooth Preschool Activities
One fun book to introduce your preschoolers to is Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson. Your preschoolers may already be familiar with her, but if they aren’t, her bear books are sure to become family favorites.
Bear and his friends are munching on their lunch, when all of sudden Bear feels something wiggling and wobbling in his mouth. Oh, no! What can it be? It’s Bear’s first loose tooth!
Bear’s friends ease his concerns about his wiggly, wobbly tooth and help him understand losing a baby tooth is perfectly natural. This funny and reassuring story will delight anyone who’s ever had a loose tooth.
In this free activity pack, you’ll find activities that include coloring pages, handwriting practice, counting, patterning, and more.
If your preschoolers enjoy coloring, they’ll love coloring the bear featured on the color and trace page. After coloring the bear, they’ll trace the word bear. Coloring helps build fine motor muscles in the hand while tracing words helps kids practice proper letter formation.
The second color and trace page features the letter Tt and a tooth. This page has more handwriting than coloring. Children will practice tracing lowercase and uppercase letters as will as a complete sentence.
The trace the lines activity is yet another chance for kids to fine tune their motor skills as they trace various lines and color the images on the page.
Next, young learners will focus on visual discrimination as they color the smallest one in each row on the page.
On the what comes next page, tots and preschoolers will finish the pattern by coloring or dotting (with a dot marker) the image that comes next.
Toddlers and preschoolers will trace each of the numbers from 1-5 and then count and color the bears in each row. This is a great activity to reinforce counting and one-to-one correspondence.
Finally, in this pack, you’ll find two pages of storytelling puppets. I suggest printing these two pages on cardstock and laminating them for durability. You can leave them as storytelling discs for students to sequence as you read the story aloud. Or, you can attach each disc to a craft stick to make storytelling puppets.
Storytelling is a great way to check your child’s comprehension of the story. Preschoolers can also act out the story with these puppets to practice story sequencing.
MORE PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT BEARS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about bears. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug! – Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Have you ever gone on a bear hunt? Come along on this one with a brave young family — four children (including the baby) and their father. They’re not scared. WHAT’S THAT? You’ll soon learn just what to do to escape from a big, furry bear!
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