Dental Health Activities for Kids

Going to the dentist can be incredibly scary for kids! It is a lot to take in between the sharp tools that make weird noises to the bright lights. However, going to the dentist is imperative to keep teeth clean and healthy. Additionally, students may not want to brush their teeth twice a day, but it is necessary to do this. Whether the teacher embeds aspects into the curriculum or the school nurse visits, students need to learn all about teeth. Thankfully, there are tons of fun ways to incorporate dental health activities for kids into lesson planning!

Dental Health Month Activities

Many students know that Valentine’s Day occurs in February. However, many do not know that it is also Dental Health Month! Hence, these dental health activities for kids will raise awareness and understanding of why it is so important to brush teeth and see the dentist. 

YouTube Videos 

Students LOVE YouTube! Hence, a great way to teach students about dental health involves taking their favorite video source and showing educational ones. 

  1. Why Do We Brush Our Teeth? is a great way to show students the importance of proper brushing. 
  2. How to Brush Your Teeth Properly provides a great visual aid on using a toothbrush correctly. 
  3. ABC Dentist is perfect for teaching the alphabet and showing students how nice dentists are! Ultimately, this is a great way to show students that dentists are not scary people.
  4. Weird Animal Teeth is interesting from the minute it starts! Students will love learning interesting facts about animal teeth! Truthfully, this is a great way to work on compare and contrast skills as students compare their teeth to animals. 

Books About Dental Health

Many times, students love to relate with characters in different books. Thankfully, there are so many great options when looking for dental health activities for kids. 

  1. The Tooth Book: This is a wonderful book for kids to visualize the inside of their mouth! In particular, it shows kids the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums. Use this book with your kids or in the classroom to illustrate the importance of dental health!
Dental Health Activities for Kids
  1. Bear’s Loose Tooth: Often, students love the Bear books! Thus, they will enjoy reading another Bear story where Bear learns about his loose tooth. Similar to many students, Bear is worried about it falling out. This book is a great way to show the power of friendship and how it is exciting to lose your first tooth! 
Dental Health Activities for Kids
  1. Open Wide: Tooth School Inside: This funny book about teeth and our mouths is a hysterical read for all ages! Students will love laughing with you as they learn about a class of 38 teeth starting a new school year! Hence, this story even includes incisors and molars! 
Dental Health Activities for Kids

Be sure to check out all of these incredible Dental Health Books! 


One of the most enjoyable dental health activities for kids involves singing! Honestly, songs are an excellent way for students to remember a vital topic. Students will often be singing the songs they learn while at recess, on the bus, and at home! 

  1. Brush, Brush, Brush (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

(Author Unknown)

Brush, brush, brush your teeth, at least two times a day.

Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning,

Fighting tooth decay.

Floss, floss, floss your teeth, every single day.

Gently, gently, gently, gently,

Whisking plaque away.

Rinse, rinse, rinse your teeth every single day.

Swishing, swishing, swishing, swishing,

Fighting tooth decay.

  1. Brush your Teeth (Tune: Jingle Bells)

(Author Unknown)

 Brush your teeth,

Brush your teeth,

Give your teeth a treat.

Brush up and down and all around,

To keep them clean and neat!

Brush them once,

Brush them twice,

Brush three times a day.

Brush up and down and all around,

Keep cavities away!

Dental Health Color by Codes

Color by Codes are incredible dental health activities for kids! They are fun, interactive, and practice many skills. There are even Color by Code Activities for recognition and sight words. Students will love coloring these dental health-themed pages while practicing essential skills. 

There are so many great dental health activities for kids! Using them will teach students how important it is to care for teeth properly. Additionally, they will learn that losing teeth is not scary. Students will have a blast learning about dental health! 

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