Dental Hygiene is always a super fun topic to teach! Kids, hopefully, have some experience with going to the dentist and with taking care of their teeth at this point. The fact that they can relate pretty easily with the concept helps a lot! They all know that they have to brush and floss their teeth everyday, and most, probably, do not like it too much, but hopefully by the end of this Lego Teeth Activity they will have a better understanding of why they brush and floss and will think it is fun!!!
What you will need
- Pink Lego Base
- White Legos
- Dry Erase Marker
- Adult Sized Flosser
- Cup of Water (optional)
- Red Construction Paper
First, arrange your white Legos on top of the pink base. These pink bases might be hard to find, you could use red or any color really, but pink just was more realistic and it was in a big box of Legos that we already had.
Cut out a long tongue shaped piece of red paper and tape in onto the middle of your base! There you have it, your mouth model!
Next, draw the germs on to the teeth with the dry erase marker! If your kids are older let them draw the germs on! This is a great opportunity to talk about why there are germs/plague on our teeth and why it is important to get them off! This activity provided a great visual of germs/plague on teeth!
Then, have your child brush off the germs! They seem to come off pretty easily, if not you can have them dip their brush in a cup of water and this takes them off super easy, and it also adds another element of fun!!
Finally, have your child floss their Lego teeth model! This model actually feels like you are really flossing teeth! The Legos are very close together so they do have to work a little to get the floss in there, but it is GREAT practice for actually flossing!! Make sure you use an adult size floss, I had a kid sized one at first and the Legos are a little too big for that!
This activity can be done with even 1 year old kids. My 1 year old LOVES it and actually made me bring it downstairs so she could keep brushing!! I think that is a win!
The Best Dental Hygiene Books for Kids
Curious George Visits the Dentist Cby H. A. Rey
The Tooth Bookby Dr. Seuss
Brush Your Teeth, Please: A Pop-up Book by Leslie Mcguire and Jean Pidgeon
My Wobbly Tooth Must Not Ever Never Fall Out (Charlie and Lola) by Lauren Child
You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt and David Slonim
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