This Is The Way We Brush Our Teeth
Supplies and Preparation
- Song poster for “This is the Way We Brush Our Teeth”.
- Giant toothbrush.
- Mouth model or stuffed animal with teeth.
- Blanket or cloth to cover model or animal and giant toothbrush.
- Cup or plate with 1⁄2 pea size amount of toothpaste on it.
Let children know that this week (or today) the class will be talking about taking care of our teeth.
Morning is a good time to brush our teeth. We brush after breakfast (or insert meal) every day here at school. It’s important to brush every night before you go to bed too. Let’s learn more about how to brush really well.
I have a surprise here today to help you learn about how to brush. Uncover the puppet/giant mouth and the giant toothbrush.
Every day you will get a little bit of toothpaste for your brush, because you don’t need very much. Show children the small amount of toothpaste that they will use each day.
This is how we brush the tooth clean! Make tiny, little circles, and gentle scrubs. We gently scrub with little circles on the side. Count with me: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Move toothbrush in circles around each side of the tooth while children count with you.
Let’s do little tickly circles on the top. Count with me: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Tiny circles on the front. Count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. And tiny circles on the back. Count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
There! We did it! We gently scrubbed and tickled the food and germs all away with our toothbrush. We brush every tooth the same way. Remember, a grown-up needs to you brush your teeth.
Let’s practice all together while we sing a tooth brushing song!
Sing song to the tune of “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.”
Continue to demonstrate brushing as you sing, encourage children to hold up a finger and pretend to use it as a toothbrush, brushing the outside of their mouths.
This is the way we brush our teeth, brush our teeth, brush our teeth.
This is the way we brush our teeth so early in the morning!
That’s what we will do every day. Now I give my toothbrush to the teacher to rinse and put away to dry.