Teeth Storytime

Teeth Storytime

I’m not sure what it was but both storytime’s this morning were AWESOME. Seriously, the kids were enthralled by the activities, quiet during the books, and seemed to enjoy the craft.  I am so happy. Who knew that a dental hygiene themed storytime would be so great!?

Also, as an added ‘cool’ bonus, multiple kids in the toddler group had just gone to the dentist or were going there very soon so they were able to really take something away from today’s books and songs!

Teeth Picture Books

bear's loose tooth
Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
Seriously I think I read a Karma Wilson book every other week but I just love her so much and the kids really respond well to her books!
maisy charley wobble tooth
Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth
by Lucy Cousins
arthur tricks tooth fairy
Arthur Tricks the Tooth Fairy By Marc Brown

I also started with Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton with the toddler group because they were a little crazy at the beginning! It helped them to sit down and realize it was storytime after we danced and galloped a bit :)

Teeth Songs

Bright Red Toothbrush
source

I have a bright red toothbrush
I use it every day
it cleans all my teeth
so I fight decay
First I brush one side
Then I brush the next
and when I brush the front, I brush all that’s left

I’ve Been Brushing
source
To tune of: I’ve been working on the Railroad

I’ve Been brushing with my toothbrush,
Brushing everyday.
I’ve been Brushing with my toothbrush,
It’s how I fight decay.
All my teeth are gonna sparkle
How proud I will be.
Every time I want to smile, my
Teeth will Shine for me!

You Brush Your Teeth by Raffi

If you get up in the morning at a quarter to one
and you want to have a little fun,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch….

 If you get up in the morning at a quarter to two
and you want to find something to do,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch….

 If you get up in the morning at a quarter to three

and you want to hum a tweedle dee dee,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch….

If you get up in the morning at a quarter to four
and you think you hear a knock at the door,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch….

 If you get up in the morning at a quarter to five
and you just can’t wait to come alive,
You brush your teeth ch ch ch ch, ch ch ch ch….

I also did a flannel activity about germs that you can find HERE!

Dental Hygiene Craft

Tooth Craft | Miss Meg's Storytime
I got the tooth from Kiboomu Kids Crafts and added the words! The font I used was KG Primary Dots Lined and is free on DaFont! I LOVE this font (and most others that KG has)

Tooth Craft | Miss Meg's Storytime

I got the toothbrush coloring page from Best Coloring Pages.

For the fun part of both of these (the toothpaste) I just mixed together about three parts shaving cream to one part glue.  My shaving cream was already blue so I just left it that color for some minty toothpaste*!

*I would not advise to test for minty-ness