Dental Science

Playdough Flossing Activity – Dental Health Activities for Preschoolers

Flossing is something that some people do and some people don’t. Either way, it is recommended by dentists everywhere. Teaching children not only about it but how to properly do it is important. This outrageously fun Playdough Flossing Activity will not only teach both of those aspects, but will help children understand how it works. Use an ice cube tray, playdough, and string to demonstarte to kids how to properly floss and why it’s important. Use this Dental Activities for Preschoolers with preschool, pre-k, toddler, kindergarten, and first grade students as part of a dental health month theme in February. 

outrageously fun Playdough Flossing Activity will not only teach both of those aspects, but will help children understand how it works. Use an ice cube tray, playdough, and string to demonstarte to kids how to properly floss and why it's important. Use this Dental Activities for Preschoolers with preschool, pre-k, toddler, kindergarten, and first grade students as part of a dental health month theme in February. 

Flossing Activity

Sneak in some fun dental activities to help toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students learn abou their teeth and how to take care of them too. This flossing activity is perfect for Febraury as part of a dental health theme or a dentist theme in your classroom or learning at home. Not only will this help children understand all about flossing, but the motion of flossing with the pipe cleaner will help strengthen their hand and finger muscles that need to be strong for skills such as handwriting, tying shoes and more.

Dental activities

Dental Activities for Preschoolers

To try this fun dental activity you will need a few simple materials you probably already have on hand:

  • Plastic Ice Cube Tray
  • Play dough, your choice of color
  • Pipe Cleaner, your color choice 

This dental activities for preschoolers is super simple to set up and something that you can most likely explain to your kids and let them explore.

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Dental activities

To prep this dental health activities for elementary students, turn the ice cube tray upside down. Create balls from the playdough, or just take quarter size chunks, and place them between to of the ice cube humps. Fill as many as you would like.

Children will then grab the pipe cleaner with both hands and using a sawing motion, they will clean the playdough from between the ice cube humps. This is exactly how flossing works for our teeth.

Dental health activities for kindergarten

Dental health activities for kindergarten

Children can race to see who can clean the teeth first or time them to see if they can do it correctly but faster the second or third time.

flossing playdough activity for kids
This dental health month activities is also an activity that you could leave out during Dental Health week so they can play whenever they want. 

 

Dental Health Coloring Pages Celebrate dental health month for kids with these fun and creative dental crafts. We have lots of really clever ideas for toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and preschool dental crafts. Here are a whole bunch of fun, hands on teeth crafts and teeth activities for kids during February’s Dental Health Month. Learn about your teeth for Dental Health Month in February with these super cute and easy-to-make Tooth craft. This dental craft  is made of cotton balls and a few extra dental printables to make this Mr. Toothy Cotton Ball Craft. My kids loved making it and your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grader will too!

Dental Printables for Kids

If you are looking for more fun teeth themed activities for dental health month in February or any other time you want to sneak in some tooth fairy activities, check out these resources:

 

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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