If your kids are like mine, getting them to brush their teeth can be a bit of a challenge. It seems like we get them in the habit and turn them loose only to find they slip up and get lazy. It’s a crazy back and forth as they get older and finally begin to take on that responsibility themselves.
When they were young, my kids did not like going to the dentist. In fact, my youngest boys pretty much clinched their jaws so tight we needed the jaws of life to pry them open for the dentist to just take a look. So trying to get them to let us brush their teeth has been a definite challenge.
However, my older kids just need a little reminder every now and then. We’ve tried tracking charts and routine charts to help them, but really it is just about building that habit in them. Of course, gentle reminders don’t hurt either.
The month of February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which means it’s the perfect time to start new habits, solidify old ones and teach kids why dental health is so important.
Use these free printables and activities to help teach kids about dental health and teeth during the month of February.
FREE Dental Health Coloring Pages | In All You Do
Healthy Teeth Printable | Sincerely Jean
Successful Dental Visit FREE Printable | Printable Parents
Printable Tooth Jokes | Confidence Meets Parenting
Dental Themed Coloring Pages | B-Inspired Mama
Dentist Printable Packs | Royal Baloo
Dental Unit with FREE Printables | Every Star is Different
Free Toothbrushing Printable for Kids | Carrie Elle
FREE Social Story A Dentist Visit | Puddins the Autism Educator
Teeth Number Games for Preschool | Totschooling
Teeth Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten | Mama’s Learning Corner
FREE Printable Tooth Fairy Receipts | Mama Cheaps
Dental Health Videos for Kids | Primary Theme Park
The Tooth Fairy 103 Page Printable Preschool/Kindergarten Educational Pack | Miniature Masterminds
Dentists Dramatic Play Pack | Pre-K Printable Fun
Tooth Fairy Worksheets for Kids | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
I Brushed My Teeth Punch Cards FREE Printables | She’s Kinda Crafty
FREE Printable Kids Tooth Brushing Printable | Fantastic Fun and Learning
FREE Tooth Brushing Chart | Wondermom Wannabe
Learning about Teeth Brush & Clean Activity | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Tooth Brushing Sensory Play Craft | My Home Based Life
Tooth Maze | Muze Printables
FREE Dental Health Crossword Puzzle Worksheet | Puzzles to Print (TpT)
FREE Printable Dental Health Month Activity for Kids | The Classroom Creative
Printable Toothy Maze | Mom Junction
Dental Activities for Kids | Fairy Poppins
Easy Kids Dental Care Tips and FREE Printable | Oh-My Creative
Beginning Reader Activities About Teeth | Teaching Mama
Dentist Playdough Pretend Play | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Find these FREE Printables at Making Learning Fun
Dentist Chart for Dramatic Play
Dentist Toilet Paper Tube Puppet
Bingo Marker Pages for Dental Theme
Circle Time and Game Ideas for Dental Theme
Reading X-rays Lower Case Letters
Find more homeschool resources on my Pinterest boards!
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.