We had a lot of fun creating these tooth collages. I found the idea on Kid Soup’s Free Dental Activity Page. My son did struggle with the whole concept of the sweets making the tooth sad because sweets sure make him HAPPY!
- glue stick
- tooth pattern
- Food Images
- Print off 2 tooth patterns
- Using the marker to label each tooth with Happy or Sad title. Also, draw a happy or sad face on each.
- Cut out food images. If your child is capable allow them to cut them out.
- We focused on one tooth at a time so I could go over the food items with him and explain why those foods made the tooth happy or sad.
- Have your child glue correct images on each tooth.
Most importantly remember to enjoy this time creating with your tot.
What a great activity!!
This is a great idea! I’m pretty sure my kids would remember this exercise.
What a great way to teach kids how to choose healthy foods. I think I’ll try this for children with disabilities i am teaching.
This is absolutely golden. I’ll try to mix your ideas with some new things that will teach dental health to kids.
It’s a perfect artwork for kids because they get to know what foods are healthy for their teeth. It’s also a good bonding experience for kids and moms.
Kudos to these moms! Dental health should start at a young age so that these kids could incorporate the practice later on in their lives. This activity makes them aware of which food damages their teeth and which ones don’t.
Great idea! Just FYI, chocolate is not actually cariogenic (cavity-causing) as it contains fat, which coats and protects the teeth. If given in moderation, chocolate is a better choice of treat over the sticky, sweet foods. The ice cream would also be okay as it has some nutritional value and clears the oral cavity easily.
Love your ideas! I can’t get the link to the food images to work. Is there another way to find them?
Thanks so much for your patience. I’m in the process of moving printables over to Google Drive and then updating all the link on the website…it has been a HUGE undertaking!! I’ve updated these links for you.