I Brush My Teeth Booklet and Craft

Talk with children about the importance of teeth and why it is important to take care of them: strong, healthy teeth help people chew foods, stay healthy, speak clearly, and have a bright smile. Explain to children that they need to take care of their teeth by cleaning them daily to prevent bacteria (have children say: bak-teer-ee-uh) from forming a sticky film on their teeth called plaque (have children say: plak).
Explain that sometimes food can get stuck between the teeth or at the teeth near the gums. These food particles cannot be reached by a toothbrush. Flossing helps remove them. Dental floss is string that is sometimes coated with wax. When it is pulled between the teeth, tiny bits of food and plaque are lossened and removed.
Brushing teeth after each meal, or at least in the morning and at night, helps keep teeth healthy and cavity-free. Most of children have probably been exposed to tooth brushing before, but it is important that they understand the correct methods for brushing their teeth. Recite the following rhyme and lead children in the movements that go with it. Then, introduce the booklet-making activity.

I Brush My Teeth Rhyme

How to Keep Teeth Clean
by Erin Lassiter, Copyright KidsSoup, Inc.

Brush up and down. (Pretend to move toothbrush up and down.)
Brush back and forth. (Pretend to move toothbrush back and forth.)
Brush in front. (Pretend to brush front teeth.)
Brush in back. (Pretend to brush back teeth.)
Brush every tooth every day.
Brush your teeth in every way.
And floss in-between. (Pretend to floss.)
That’s how to keep teeth clean. (Smile big.)

I Brush My Teeth Booklet and Toothbrush Craft

Preschool Activities: 

What you need:
I Brush My Teeth Booklet printables
White paper
Craft sticks
Markers, paint


What you do:
Print copies of the I Brush My Teeth Booklet pages. Prepare one booklet for each child by stapling the pages together with the cover as the top page. For the toothbrush bristles, cut 1" x 2" wide strips from white paper. Fold the paper in half and make cuts along the top. Have each child color a craft stick.

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Glue the paper to the back of the craft stick.

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Tie a piece of string (1' long) to the bottom of the craft stick. Use a piece of tape to keep it in place. Attach to booklet. 

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Introduce the I Brush My Teeth booklets. Read the words on each page. Give each child a booklet. Show children where to write their names on the front covers and let them color their book covers while you circulate the room and staple their craft stick toothbrushes to their booklets.

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Show children how to use the attached toothbrushes to brush the teeth on each page according to the words in the sentences. They can take their mini-books home to read to friends and family members.

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I Brush My Teeth
I brush my teeth up and down. 

I brush my teeth back and forth. 

I brush my teeth in front. 

I brush my teeth in back. 

I brush my teeth every day.

I brush every tooth. 

I floss too!

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