Learning About Dental Health – Tooth Collage
Since February is Dental Health Month, I did a fun Tooth Collage Craft with my son to help him learn about which foods are good or bad for your teeth. I printed the tooth template for free over at 2 Teaching Mommies. Along with their food examples, I also cut pictures from our weekly store ads. If you make this project, don’t forget to cut pictures of toothpaste, a toothbrush, mouthwash, & dental floss if you can find them! I drew a happy face on one tooth and a sad face on the other.
My son glued foods that are healthy for us on to the happy faced tooth. While he was gluing, we talked about what make his teeth happy. Of course he made a yuck comment about the green beans & peas, but was very excited that milk & water made his little teeth happy! He told me which foods the Yo Gabba Gabba characters like to eat. He also knowingly said that then his teeth wouldn’t fall out, *lol! Since he is only 4 yrs old, I had to explain to him that those were his baby teeth and that he would get adult teeth when he got a little older. That made him super excited because apparently he must have learned about the tooth fairy from one of his cartoons!
He was disappointed to find out which foods made his teeth sad. I explained that the foods were to sugary & teeth didn’t like sugar. I cut a little piece from his fruit snacks wrapper to have him glue on as well since he always wants to eat them everyday. I said it’s okay to eat foods like ice cream, candy, etc. once in awhile, but if he ate too much sugar, his teeth would get really sad. Which my little cutiepie then put his hands up to his teeth and asked if they would fall out. They are just to cute at this age!
Great idea! Thanks for sharing it!
What a great activity! I should do this for my son, he is forever asking "is this good for me" is this bad for me"?<br /><br />Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!<br /><br />Maggy
What fun!! We will be learning about dental health next week, such a perfect activity to try. Thanks for sharing!<br /><br />mama of many blessings
He liked this activity so much that I hope to do more dental health activities with him…. thanks for the awesome comments everyone!
This is wonderful! I love collages, and we're always talking about food that makes our bodies strong and food that we just need once in a while…I just love the visual aspect of putting it all on a happy (or sad!) tooth collage! Thank you so much for sharing this at Teach Me Tuesday!