The Tooth Fairy might not be as famous as Santa Claus, but she does hold a special place near and dear to all of our hearts.
Since running around the world, giving money to children in exchange for their teeth is an exhausting task, she’s finally been awarded with her own special holiday, and it falls every year on August 22nd. Rather than letting the day pass without any fanfare, consider celebrating the occasion in style this year. Here’s a quick look at how to do just that.
Items You Will Need to Celebrate Tooth Fairy Day
- Mini Marshmallows
- Window Chalk
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Safe Cleaners
- Tooth Brush
- Tooth Paste
- Dental Floss
- Construction Paper
- Multi-colored pipe cleaners
Arts and crafts are a fun, cost-effective way to spend time with your kids on Tooth Fairy Day. Start out by making crafty “mini-mouths.”
Using non-toxic safe cleaners, wipe down your kitchen counter or dining room table. Get out the bag of mini marshmallows and additional craft supplies including, glue, glitter, construction paper, scissors, macaroni noodles, markers, and crayons.
Once everything is ready to go, give everyone a piece of construction paper. Using the mini marshmallows, encourage everyone to construct a unique and original smile. You can use cartoon characters, yourself, or even a Google image search for inspiration.
After the mini marshmallows or “teeth” are glued into place, compliment the mouth using the glitter, markers, and crayons. Who can make the silliest mouth? What about the most disgusting? Get creative and have fun! If everyone is smiling by the end of the day, you’ve already done your job.
Eat Mouth Friendly Snacks
Not all snacks are created equal, especially if you are trying to take good care of your teeth and gums. Rather than offering sweets like cakes and cookies, encourage your kids or peers to eat healthy, low-sugar items like fruits and vegetables. This encourages healthy eating, and provides a reminder that eating well doesn’t have to involve loads of salt or saturated fats.
Dental Tips and Tricks
Good dental care is one of the keys to living a healthy life. Use Tooth Fairy day as an opportunity to remind your kids about important dental hygiene practices.
Encourage safe cleaners like all-natural toothpastes and mouth washes. Talk about the “two-minute rule” or how you should brush for at least two minutes, twice a day, morning and night. A flossing demonstration is another easy thing you can do to teach your kids about maintaining those healthy pearly whites.
Want to share your Tooth Fairy Day spirit with your friends and neighbors? Once again, using safe cleaners, wipe all of the windows in your home or car down. Now that your canvas is dirt and debris free, it’s time to start drawing.
Use car chalk to illustrate molars, incisors, bicuspids and more. Nothing says “Have a nice day” like a cartoon smile beaming from your living room windows.
Celebrate Tooth Fairy Day in style this year! Doing so is sure to keep the cavities and gingivitis at bay.
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