I give the kids a simple toothbrush shape made out of a 12x18 piece of bright colored construction paper that has been folded in half lengthwise. The children glue the inside and fold and then add a half sheet of copy paper between the two sides to make bristles for their toothbrush. They then fringe cut the bristles.
After they are done fringe cutting they add the little chart and write their name and we put them on the wall so that we can refer to them throughout the week as we talk about teethbrushing. I allow the children to add stickers to their teeth brushing chart even if they have said they have not brushed. I encourage them to do so when they get home and inevitably they come to school the next day excited to tell me they brushed their teeth which was all I was trying to accomplish in the first place.
How are you encouraging dental health in your classroom?