Here are some ideas for National Children’s Dental Health Month (February):
|Have children try painting with toothbrushes instead of paintbrushes.
|Give each child a tooth-shaped paper cut-out and have them do string painting using dental floss.
|Cut the bottoms off of large plastic soda bottles and turn them upside down (they look like teeth). Staple several together, and place in a sensory table. Spray them with shaving cream, and give children toothbrushes to brush them clean.
|Take a field trip to a local dentist office. Ask for donations to set up a dentist dramatic play area.
|Make a Happy Tooth/Sad Tooth graph. Give children grocery store ads, and have them cut out pictures of food. Place foods that are good for your teeth on a Happy Tooth chart and foods that are bad for your teeth on a Sad Tooth chart.
Visit Crest’s Dental Health Materials and Activities website.
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