Friday, February 8, 2013

A Cute Dental Health Activity!

February is Dental Health Month and I have a super cute activity you can do with your kiddos!  Teaching kids to properly floss and brush their teeth is such an important lifelong habit!  Today we focused on flossing our teeth with some Mega Building Blocks and play dough.

Start by putting play dough into the middle of the "teeth".  You will also need a piece of thick string, a shoe lace or a piece of yarn to act as the dental floss.


Next, teach kids how to properly hold the string and then gently wrap the floss around the index finger.  This is such a great way to show kids how to carefully floss and clean their teeth.

Now the fun part...start flossing those teeth!
So here is the plaque...YUCK!  On a side note, if you keep the play dough in the blocks overnight, it will harden.  This could also be a GREAT lesson to teach how food left in between your teeth will turn into plaque and harden over time...which is why we need to floss on a DAILY basis!
So much FUN!






10 comments:

Maria Manore said...

Oh my gosh Annie! I'm not sure which is cuter... this idea or your adorable photos! Thanks for the great post!

Maria
Kinder-Craze

Annie Moffatt said...

Thanks, Maria!! We had tons of fun doing it :)

Down Under Teacher said...

What a super cute idea! Kids of any age would see the benefit of flossing by doing this activity!

Kylie
Down Under Teacher

Annie Moffatt said...

So true Kylie!! I think a lot of kids can benefit from the practice:)

Traci - Dragonflies in First said...

Cute AND effective! Such a great idea. As always :D

Lori Rosenberg said...

What a totally cute idea! Love your little cuite, too!
ΡΌ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter
luvyorkies@gmail.com

Annie Moffatt said...

Thanks Lori and Traci!

Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

well, isn't that just too cute?!:)
Jen
The Teacher’s Cauldron

O FISH ally a First Grader (Corinna) said...

That is such a cute idea! I think the kids will enjoy practicing to floss their "teeth". Thanks!

Teach Junkie said...

Such a clever idea!

Leslie - Teach Junkie.com

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