Visit a dental office or have a hygienist come to you! Many
and are even willing to provide toothbrushes,
for each student.
Tooth Fairy Bags
Make tooth fairy bags out of felt so that the children can put
his/her tooth inside to keep the tooth safe till he/she gets home.
Materials Needed: 4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp flavoring (vanilla, almond or peppermint Extract)
Mix well. Dampen toothbrush
and dip in toothpaste to use.
Even Dog's Need Their Teeth Brushed
If you have a
child friendly dog... bring your dog into school and show the
how to brush your pets teeth... and explain that dogs
need their teeth brushed too.
Happy and Sad
Draw a line
down the center of a piece of poster board. Draw a picture of a
happy face tooth
on the top left half and draw a picture of a sad
face tooth on the top right half. Talk to the
children about which
foods help teeth and which ones hurt them. Look through old
magazines together. Tear or cut out pictures of food and put them
in a pile. Look at
one picture at a time and decide together if it
probably has a high or low sugar content.
Glue pictures of food
with high sugar content under the sad tooth drawing and glue
pictures of food with low suger content under the happy tooth
Talk about the importance of chewing our foods properly. Have each
child take a bite from a carrot stick and ask them
and then roll the pieces around on their tongue. Are the
you swallow them? Now chew 10 more times? What do they
now? The smaller the pieces are the easier it is to digest them.
digest. Sample foods and determine which of our teeth we
Actions Of Our Teeth
good size apple, carrot and celery
pieces. Assemble food, scissors, two rocks, and sharp pointed
children which teeth cuts like a scissors (front teeth). Have them
attention to the cutting action. Next crush a piece of
between two rocks. Which teeth act
that way? (Molars) Again take a
and pay attention to grinding action. Lastly, cut something with
Which teeth cut like a knife? (Canine) (Canine means like a dog)
why do dogs
need pointed teeth?
Healthy Choices vs. Unhealthy Choices
Discuss the types of food we might eat to
Hang a large paper on the wall. The
will draw and color the foods that
promote healthy teeth. Make a
for them to throw the unhealthy choices
into. Or cut a variety of
on paper for children to sort through and paste appropriately.
Circle Time Dental Activities
Make tooth pieces for your calendar. Talk about good
brushing and flossing habits.
Ask the children how they brush
their teeth, let them demonstrate with their fingers.
If you don't
already have their toothbrushes, tell them to bring them the next
Start a dental chart to track the kids brushing their teeth.
When To Change Your Toothbrush
Show kids a new toothbrush and an old toothbrush. Talk
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Discuss that we can create cavities in our teeth if we do not take
care of them, etc.
Juices, and food create germs, acids, and
bacteria that can hurt our teeth (even though we
can't see the
"stuff" attacking our teeth) and thus brushing and flossing are
Send home a calendar with kids....have them put two smiley
faces in each
when they brush their teeth nigh and day....and floss...when end
...they return it to u for a surprise...new toothbrush etc.
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Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!