Dental Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids
You have come to the right place if you are looking for fun, engaging and exciting Dentist themed activities to do with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Our activities are widely used by teachers, moms, dads, child care providers and more!
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Dental Arts and Crafts
Brush My Teeth
Yellow construction paper teeth, white paint and toothbrushes. Have children brush the yellow teeth with the white paint. Frame the completed
smiles with red construction paper lips!
- Cut out magazine pictures of smiles. (Not whole faces, just mouths – any kind – human or animal!)
- Glue on paper.
Cut the bottoms off of large plastic soda bottles and turn them upside down – they look like teeth! You can secure a dozen or so together. Spray them with shaving creme and give the kids toothbrushes to brush the teeth clean.
Make a “good food” for their teeth collage out of pictures from magazines. They might even want to hang them on their own refrigerator to remind them which foods are healthy.
Help children make oversized toothbrushes. Use as a bulletin board titled “Healthy Habits”.
Fold a 9×12 piece of white construction paper in half. Draw lines and have children cut up the lines and make bristles for your tooth brush. Make a brush handle out of colored const. paper. Put child’s name on the handle. Glue brush onto handle.
Also a science project to reinforce brushing. Put a egg in vinegar for a couple of days, the vinegar will eat off the shell (tooth enamel).
Dental Games and Activities
Scrounge some small white ceramic tiles (from construction sites, tile stores, parents who are remodeling etc). Provide children with a variety of food products to smear on the tiles such as: jelly, ketchup, syrup, peanut butter etc, have children brush the teeth with toothbrushes and real toothpaste. Which tiles are stained?
Graph favorite toothpaste flavors – mint, bubble gum or fruit?
At The Dentist
Set up a pretend dentist office (call your dentist for donations!)
Dentist Office – Where else?!
“Eggs”tra Fun Experiment
One thing you can do when doing dental health is to hard boil an egg ahead of time. Then bring in some dark soda.
- Place the egg in the soda for a day.
- Then the next day talk about why we should keep our teeth clean and how we can keep them clean. Then take the egg out. It is discolored, yellow, looks like plaque.
- Take a toothbrush with a little tooth paste, and brush it off.
- It REALLY comes off. They love it.
Make sure they each get a turn.
When talking about teeth, try this idea.
- Cut out a large tooth shape from yellow construction paper for each child.
- Have the children pretend they are brushing this dirty yellow tooth by painting with white paint on toothbrushes
- Brush the tooth!
Cute idea that the children really enjoy!
You could discuss the difference between baby teeth and permanent teeth.
Discuss how it feels to lose a tooth. Other children might be able to tell you about caring for their teeth, you can emphasize:
*Teeth should be brushed in the morning and before bed
*Teeth should be brushed after meals when you can
*Flossing is important
*Sweet and sticky foods need to be rinsed or brushed off as soon as possible
Can the children tell you the kinds of foods that are good for their teeth?
What are good breakfast foods?
What are good snacks?
Dental Recipes and Snacks
*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.
Dental Songs, Poems and Finger Plays
Brush your teeth (chchchh, chchchchchhh)
When you wake up in the morning it’s a quarter to one, and you want to have a little fun….you brush your teeth (chchchch, chchchchchch)
When you wake up in the morning it’s a quarter to two, and you’re looking around for something to do….you brush your teeth (brushing sound)
When you wake up in the morning it’s a quarter to three, and your mind is humming twiddledeedee….you brush your teeth (brushing sound)
When you wake up in the morning it’s a quarter to four, and you think you hear a knock at your door….you brush your teeth (brushing sound)
When you wake up in the morning it’s a quarter to five, and you just can’t wait to come alive …..you brush your teeth (brushing sound)….you brush your teeth (brushing sound) ….your brush
your teeth (getting progressively quieter, until brush your teeth comes out in a whisper)
Little Johnny had a toothbrush
Left it hanging on the wall
And it hung there and hung there
For he used it not at all
Til one day at the table
He began to scream and cry
Mother dear I have a toothache
Mother dear, I think I’ll die
So she took him to the dentist
But the dentist shook his head
“It’s too late for Little Johnny
“He should have brushed his teeth.”
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