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!
Maria Manore says
Oh my gosh Annie! I'm not sure which is cuter… this idea or your adorable photos! Thanks for the great post!
Thanks, Maria!! We had tons of fun doing it 🙂
Down Under Teacher says
What a super cute idea! Kids of any age would see the benefit of flossing by doing this activity!
Down Under Teacher
So true Kylie!! I think a lot of kids can benefit from the practice:)
Traci - Dragonflies in First says
Cute AND effective! Such a great idea. As always 😀
Lori Rosenberg says
What a totally cute idea! Love your little cuite, too!
Teaching With Love and Laughter
Thanks Lori and Traci!
Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron says
well, isn't that just too cute?!:)
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O FISH ally a First Grader (Corinna) says
That is such a cute idea! I think the kids will enjoy practicing to floss their "teeth". Thanks!
Teach Junkie says
Such a clever idea!
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Brandon Stewar says
Nice information, Thanks for sharing
Trisa Dental Solutions says
Throughout the post I was smiling looking at the pictures and also reading the amazing way to teach the kids! Thank you very much for this, Annie. Best wishes