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Fun activities for toddlers with 'Smile, Crocodile, Smile!' by An Vrombaut




Smile, Crocodile, Smile by An Vrombaut
Smile, Crocodile, Smile by An Vrombaut

About the book


Clarabella was a crocodile with a little bit too many teeth! Everyday, she would wake up and brush every single crocodile teeth to make sure they were nice and clean, but she would miss play time for the day instead! What could she do?


A delightful, light-hearted book, reinforcing the importance of teeth-brushing, as well as the beauty of friendship!





Smile, Crocodile, Smile by An Vrombaut
Smile, Crocodile, Smile by An Vrombaut

Clarabella was a crocodile who has so many teeth that she could brush her teeth all day long! It is indeed important to keep our teeth, but Clarabella clearly had a problem with teeth brushing...



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The problem was, the brushing took her so long that when she was done brushing, it was already night time, and she had missed all the fun while her friends were playing! Clarabella surely upset but her friends came up with an idea to help fix this trouble of hers. What could it be?



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Meet the Author!



Award-winning Belgian animator, An Vrombaut, creator of the 64 Zoo Lane television and book series. An Vrombaut is an internationally acclaimed artist and animator and was nominated for a BAFTA for the 64 Zoo Lane television series. Her vibrant artwork and stunning design make this a book that children will love to interact with.


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Fun Activities with Clarabella the Crocodile!


Based on this simple storybook, our team has come up with a few worksheets and craft activities to engage children in the story!


Worksheets for Ages 3-4


1.1 The Teeth-Brushing Chart


A printable teeth-brushing checklist for your little one! Have your kids to colour one crocodile tooth each day after they have brushed their teeth! This activity is designed to reinforce the concept of cleanliness and personal hygiene to kids, as well as instilling a sense of responsibility in children.


*Retrieve the printable template from page 15 of the storytelling guide of this book!


 

1.2 All Smiles!


A simple counting worksheet based on the characters from the story! Have your little toddler count the number of teeth each animal has, then practice writing down the numerals in each blank space provided! This worksheet is designed to drill on children's counting and writing skills.


*Retrieve the printable template from page 16 of the storytelling guide of this book!


 

1.3 My teeth


A fun worksheet designed to enhance children's concept of self. Have your child looking in the mirror and observe their own face, then drawing what they see in the printable worksheet below. Guide you child to notice the details on their face, such as eyebrows, eyelashes, and how many teeth they have got!


*Retrieve the printable template from page 17 of the storytelling guide of this book!



Worksheets for Ages 4-6


2.1 Types of Teeth


It's never too early to dive down a little bit more on what children learn! Here's a simple worksheet to introduce the four types of teeth in one's mouth. Have your child to colour the different types of teeth using different colour pencils, then introduce the names of each types of teeth!


*Retrieve the printable template from page 18 in the storytelling guide of this book!



 


2.2 My Tooth Fell Out!


A fun mathematical worksheet for kids to work on their subtraction skills! Have your child colour the teeth to subtract then complete the number sentence! Check out our storytelling guide for an example of the worksheet!


*Retrieve the printable template from page 19 in the storytelling guide of this book!



 


2.3 Good Teeth, Bad Teeth


A simple worksheet designed to enhance children's knowledge of food the health! Have your child to circle the foods that would make our teeth healthy, and cross out the foods that will hurt our teeth!


*Retrieve the printable template from page 20 in the storytelling guide of this book!




 

Art & Craft for Kids of all ages!


Let's brush our teeth together!


A simple craft activity for kids to play pretend teeth brushing!


You will need:

  1. Paper

  2. Egg Carton

  3. Scrap paper - Newspapers / Magazines

  4. Toothbrush


How to:

Ensemble the craft materials as shown in the demo below, then practise the teeth-brushing steps with your child!




 


Loving the activities so far?


Have a look at more activities and worksheets planned out based on the book, just download the full storytelling guide and enjoy!

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Smile, Crocodile, Smile

Smile Crocodile Smile An Vrombaut
Smile Crocodile Smile

Clarabella was a crocodile with a little bit too many teeth! Everyday, she would wake up and brush every single crocodile teeth to make sure they were nice and clean, but she would miss play time for the day instead! What could she do?


A delightful, light-hearted book, reinforcing the importance of teeth-brushing, as well as the beauty of friendship!




 

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