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Easy Teeth Brushing Activity For Kids

Teach kids how to brush their teeth and why it is so important with this fun activity. This teeth brushing activity will keep them engaged! This is a fun way to teach your kids about why they need to brush their teeth and how to do it correctly.

Plus, it has lots of other benefits too.  Read on below for the options on how to set this up, including our free printable version, and learn about the many ways to play with this set up!

Teach The Science Of Healthy Teeth

Learning how to brush your teeth is a very important practical life skill! Plus, from plaque to what cavities are, brushing your teeth is pretty scientific. There are so many early science facts you can teach your children when they learn why they need to brush their teeth.

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Watch the Video to See the Teeth Brushing Activity in Action

Here’s how you can make and play this fun teeth brushing game! In this video, you’ll see many ways you can approach this activity. You can create a DIY version of a big mouth, or see how easy it is to grab our free printable and laminate that instead.

Once a child has mastered the concept of cleaning the teeth, you can incorporate other fun early childhood concepts like alphabet and numbers! 

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

Watch the Video to See the Activity in Action

Here’s how you can make and play this fun teeth brushing game! In this video, you’ll see many ways you can approach this activity. You can create a DIY version of a big mouth, or see how easy it is to grab our free printable and laminate that instead.

Once a child has mastered the concept of cleaning the teeth, you can incorporate other fun early childhood concepts like alphabet and numbers! 

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

How to Make Your Own Teeth Brushing Game

This activity isn’t just educational, it helps them with a very important part of their hygiene, too. After doing this with my kids, I discovered how much happier they were to brush their teeth. 

If you want to do the DIY version, the materials are simple and I’ve listed below! Don’t miss our comprehensive Arts and Crafts Supply list if you are looking to start or refresh your supplies!

If you are short on time, keep on reading to get our free printable version of this activity that also includes pages for cleaning cat teeth and dog teeth!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Draw a giant mouth on a piece of paper, or download our free printable below!

Step 2

Cover the paper in contact paper, or laminate.

Step 3

Use dry-erase markers to draw germs/plaque around the edges of the teeth. Alternatively, write letters or numbers!

Step 4

Tell your child to use a toothbrush to brush away the markings to make the teeth clean!

Step 1

Draw a giant mouth on a piece of paper, or download our free printable below!

Step 2

Cover the paper in contact paper, or laminate.

Step 3

Use dry-erase markers to draw germs/plaque around the edges of the teeth. Alternatively, write letters or numbers!

Step 4

Tell your child to use a toothbrush to brush away the markings to make the teeth clean!

 

FREE Printable Version of This Teeth Brushing Activity

Short on time? We’ve got you covered with a free printable version! Plus, it also includes pages for cleaning cat teeth and dog teeth! It is such a silly way to learn how to brush teeth!

If your kiddos love animals, you have to try our Feed the Animal activity! It includes a dog, cat, and bunny and young children enjoy not only feeding them, but seeing the food go down into their bellies!

For more printable activities, visit our Printable Shop. It is filled with easy to set-up activities that help strengthen early childhood education skills!

Educational Benefits of the Teeth Brushing Game

The main thing this activity teaches your kiddos is the importance of brushing their teeth. Personal hygiene is a very important part of a child’s education. 

While they are learning about why they brush them and how to do it correctly, they are also learning a lot about science, too. 

The very first step in digestion is chewing up the food and saliva helps break the food down. What causes cavities? What causes bad breath? 

These are all scientific questions that are also early biology education too. They will learn about decay and cleanliness and physical health.

As a side benefit, it makes the daily act of brushing their teeth a lot more fun!  

Plus you can use this set up to learn a host of other early childhood education skills. Write the alphabet on the teeth and task your kiddo with scrubbing the letters away. This is great for letter recognition.

Alternatively, write numbers on the teeth and have your kiddo erase them in number order or use a multi-sided dice for a game! There are so many ways to adapt this teeth brushing activity!

Educational Benefits of the Teeth Brushing Game

The main thing this activity teaches your kiddos is the importance of brushing their teeth. Personal hygiene is a very important part of a child’s education. 

While they are learning about why they brush them and how to do it correctly, they are also learning a lot about science, too. 

The very first step in digestion is chewing up the food and saliva helps break the food down. What causes cavities? What causes bad breath? 

These are all scientific questions that are also early biology education too. They will learn about decay and cleanliness and physical health.

As a side benefit, it makes the daily habit of brushing their teeth a lot more fun!

Plus you can use this set up to learn a host of other early childhood education skills. Write the alphabet on the teeth and task your kiddo with scrubbing the letters away. This is great for letter recognition. 

Alternatively, write numbers on the teeth and have your kiddo erase them in number order or use a multi-sided dice for a game! There are so many ways to adapt this teeth brushing activity!

Store-Bought Teeth Brushing Activities

Here are my top picks for toys you can buy that help your kids learn how to brush their teeth!

Wooden Dentist Set

This set comes with 16 wooden pieces including dental tools, toothbrush, and storage bag. Great for learning about dental health and role play!

Crocodile Dentist

Press down on a tooth and see if the crocodile will chomp down! Great way to strengthen the skill of taking turns! This is super easy to set up and loads of fun!

Teeth Brushing Model 

Use this life-size model, toothbrush, wooden tray, and flashcards with names of the teeth. Kids learn about teeth and how to care for them.

Brushing Buddy

This soft and huggable plush has plastic teeth and a toothbrush for your child to use to learn how to brush their teeth.

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