Kids brushing their teeth, Freepick

Most people are afraid of dentists. Also, hygiene is not at an enviable level for everyone. Sometimes we show fear of pain and going to the dentist in front of children. To avoid stressful situations at the dentist, children need to know things before going to the dentist. We can use many activities to introduce children to the world of healthy teeth, regular hygiene, and regular checkups at the dentist. Be persistent because a large part of your work is done by getting to know and creating regular hygiene. Through music, song, games, creation, artistic creation, we can conjure up a world of healthy teeth for children. With perseverance, consistency, and a good example, we will all have healthy teeth.


Where is Your Mouth?

Open, shut them, Open, shut them,
(Open and close yours hands)
Give a little CLAP, CLAP, CLAP!
(Clap your hands)
Open, shut them, Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap, lap, lap
(Clap hands on your lap)
Creep them, creep them, slowly, creep them
(Creep your fingers up your arm)
Right up to your chin
(Stop your fingers at your mouth)
Open wiiiiiiiiiddddddddeeeeeeee your little mouth
(Open your mouth wide then QUICKLY SING…)
But do not let them in
(Race your fingers down your arm)

Tune: “Are You Sleeping”


Activity One: Where’s your mouth?


The motivation behind this action is to enable the little ones to perceive and show their face, mouth, teeth, and tongues.
Time: 10-15 minutes

  • Melody “Where is Your Mouth”
  • Pictures of appearances from magazines and additionally books
  • Paper and paste

Activity process:

  • Make a crescent and sit on the floor with 2-4 youngsters before you. Request that they give you where their countenances are.
  • Put your hand all over and state “face.” Gently contact every kid on the face and rehash “face”.
  • Request that they show their “mouths,” “teeth,” and “tongues.” (It isn’t prescribed to contact the mouth, teeth or tongues.)
  • At that point give them pictures of grinning countenances and assist them with finding their mouth, teeth, and tongue in each image.
  • Contingent upon the age and capacity of your kids, they have glue pictures of countenances onto paper.

I Have a Little Toothbrush

A self-help rhyme
I have a little toothbrush
I hold it very tight
I brush my teeth each morning,
and then again at night
(preschoolers perform the actions)


I brush my teeth, Freepik
I brush my teeth, Freepik

Activity Two: A Little Toothbrush


The motivation behind this movement is to help children to perceive a toothbrush and start to comprehend what it is utilized for.
Time: 10-15 minutes

  • A rhyme I Have a Little Toothbrush.
  • Several new enclosed toothbrushes by various sizes and hues.

Activity process:

  • Make a half circle and sit on the floor with 2-4 kids before you. Show them a toothbrush and request that they recognize and point to the two fundamental pieces of the toothbrush—the “handle” and the “bristles.”
  • Have the youngsters hold out their hands, palms confronting upward. Ask them how it feels when you delicately rub the toothbrush bristles over their hands (share words like harsh, thorny, sharp, and wiggly). Show them the different toothbrushes and ask them some questions:
    • “What color is the toothbrush?”
    • “Which toothbrush is the biggest / the smallest?”
    • “What color toothbrush do you have at home?”
  • Utilizing a doll for presentation, tell the best way to use a toothbrush. Explain to them that a toothbrush is used to clean teeth and to get food off of their teeth.
  • Keep the toothbrushes in wrappers to keep kids from setting them in their mouths.

Activity Three: Eat healthy food!


The purpose is to help young children be able to recognize healthy foods.
Time:15-20 minutes

  • Toys/plastic foods like fruits, vegetables, or pictures of various kinds of food.
  • A couple of bits of wrapped candy and desserts or pictures of sweets and different desserts.
  • Two enormous containers (eg. bushel, bowl, or box).
  • One smiley face and one frowny face drawn on paper and appended to the containers.

Activity process:

  • Start by having the youngsters sit before you in a half-circle.
  • Give them food (pictures or plastic models).
  • Have the youngsters name the food. On the off chance that they don’t have the foggiest idea, educate them.
  • Then explain to them that although some foods taste good, they are not good to eat.
  • Rework the naming activity then tell them whether the food is healthy or not. For instance, the carrot is healthy but candy is an unhealthy choice. As you identify the foods that have the children take turns putting the food in the appropriate container, good foods go in a container labeled with a smile and bad foods go in the container with a frown.


I’m Going to the Dentist
Traditional Chant

I’m Going to the Dentist
Traditional Chant
Of course, they love making the motions as they are called for.
I’m going to the dentist.
I’m not afraid.
I’m going to get my teeth cleaned
And keep my smile so bright!
I’m going to the dentist.
I’m not afraid.
He’s going to count my teeth
And make sure I’m ok!
I’m going to the dentist.
I’m not afraid.
He’s going to show me how to brush
To keep cavities away!




Activity One: Open Strong And Look Inside


The motivation of this action is to enable the little child to recognize his mouth, teeth, and tongue and to start to understand what his teeth are utilized for.
Time: 10-15 minutes

  • The name board is cut in an oval shape
  • Pack of little marshmallows
  • Red-colored pencils

Activity process:

  • Have the kids sit at a little table. Start the exercise by giving them pictures of grinning countenances and helping them discover their mouth, teeth, and tongue.
  • Pass out the tagboard ovals and help the kids overlay them into equal parts (like a book).
  • Give the children smaller than expected marshmallows to stick around the edge.
  • Assist them with shading one side (inside the marshmallows) red. This speaks to the tongue.
  • Overlap into equal parts again and you have a significant piece of marshmallow “teeth” grinning at you!
  • Utilize the “model” to show how our mouth works and how teeth assist us with biting our food.


Activity Two: Brush your teeth!


The purpose of this movement is to assist preschoolers with understanding the propensities that keep us solid.
Time: 15-20 minutes

  • Tooth examples duplicated on dark or light earthy colored paper
  • White (gum based paint)
  • Several toothbrushes
  • A couple of little mugs

Activity process:

  • Converse with your kids about great wellbeing propensities, for example, hand washing, legitimate nourishment, and tooth brushing.
  • Offer photos of these propensities on the off chance that you have them. Ask them what might occur if they didn’t do it consistently.
    Inquire as to whether they brush their teeth and ask them for what good reason they do.
  • Utilize a model or tooth test to exhibit to the youngsters the best possible approach to brush their teeth and the perfect measure of toothpaste to utilize.
  • Put pea size toothpaste on the brush.
  • Place the brush on the gum line and start brushing in little, delicate circles.
  • Brush each or two teeth, in turn, moving in a setup routine (left to right or option to left; top first, at that point base, or the other way around).
  • Brush the outside everything being equal, at that point within
  • Depending on the age of the children, have them take turns demonstrating what they learned.
  • For the hands-on action, place gum based paint in a few little cups, at that point pass out toothbrushes and tooth designs.
    Inquire as to whether their teeth are perfect.
  • Have understudies dunk toothbrushes in the white paint and brush the “teeth,” turning them white and brilliant! Urge them to utilize a little round movement.

Young boy brush his teeth, Freepik
Young boy brush his teeth, Freepik

Activity Three: Not In Your Mouth!


The motivation behind this action is to assist a preschooler with identifying objects they ought not to place in their mouths.
Time: 10-15 minutes

  • Pictures of regular items
  • Duplicate the image of the open mouth.

Activity process:

  • Show youngsters pictures of regular daily existence things (squares, little vehicles, ice shapes, legos, markers, different food things, toothbrushes, straws).
  • Start by requesting that kids recognize objects. At that point disclose to them that a few things, similar to food and toothbrushes, have a place with our mouths. Different things ought not to be placed into our mouths, and may even break and harm the teeth. For instance, kids should be discouraged by biting their pens and not eating ice.
  • Next, have the children sort the pictures according to what does and does not belong in their mouths by placing safe items in the large copy of the mouth.
  • At last, have the youngsters complete the handout, Not in Your Mouth. This action has the youngsters crossing out photos of the things that don’t have a place in their mouths.

Activity Four: What Color is Your Toothbrush?


The reason for this movement is getting the hang of tallying, arranging, and shading recognizable proof with toothbrushes. This is a decent method to get preschool kids inspired by and familiar with toothbrushes and toothbrushing.
Time: 15-20 minutes

  • 10-15 plain toothbrushes in various hues or you can make overlaid toothbrushes utilizing the included format.
  • Cups in different colors. The colors should match the colors of the toothbrushes you are using for the lesson. To reinforce color words, write the name of the color on the outside of the cup. If cups are unavailable, use paper plates with different colored toothbrushes glued on each plate.
  • Copies of the toothbrushing design for every youngster.

Activity process:

  • Talk with youngsters about what toothbrushes are utilized for. Inquire as to whether they brush their teeth and ask them for what good reason they do.
  • Inquire as to whether they have a toothbrush. Request that they share what it resembles.
  • Request that they depict what happens when they brush their teeth—do they use toothpaste, do their folks help them brush, and do they flush after brushing?
  • Survey the hues you are utilizing in the exercise.
  • Working two by two:
    • Count the toothbrushes.
    • Identify the color of every toothbrush.
    • Sort the various toothbrushes by setting them in the right cup or on the right plate.
  • When they are finished counting, classifying and sorting, give each kid a plain toothbrush to color and decorate (use the included template). Encourage them to be creative!


Source: Teacher Activities for the Early Childhood Classroom Infants • Toddlers • Preschoolers by South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Division of Oral Health

Written by

Irena Canji

I am a teacher in kindergarten. I have been working with children aged from three to seven since 2000. Also, I am a mother of two kids. My son is a teenager and my daughter is going to kindergarten. My main goal through the website is to show that the process is more important than the product. In childhood, kids need to play, have fun, learn through their experience.

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