We're gearing up for a trip to the dentist and my kids are going to be experts on what makes our teeth "happy" and "sad"! This project a great chance to review all the things we can do to take care of our teeth and all the things we should be avoiding. My kids loved looking through the magazines and my little ones were thrilled to get their hands on scissors.
Gather your materials. Kid-friendly magazines with lots of pictures of food work great for this activity. We used Parenting, Parents, and Disney Family Fun.
The kids had fun looking through the magazines for things that make teeth happy (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, dairy products for calcium, vitamins, fruits, and vegetables) and things that make teeth sad (soda, coffee, tea, sugary foods). I had fun listening to them discuss which side of the tooth to put each picture on. It is probably the only time I'll hear my son say "ice cream is very bad"!