Dental Health Activities for Children

Teach children how to take care of their teeth with these free worksheets. You will find a worksheet suitable for any age.  We have all of the kids favorites: dot-to-dots, mazes, matching, coloring pages, and even a fortune teller! We also have a brushing chart and a checklist to use with parents and caregivers.
dot to dot of toothbrush toothpaste and dental floss

Dot to Dot

Suggested Age Range: Ages 4-10

Who doesn't love a dot-to-dot! This exercise can be used to reinforce to children the importance of brushing their teeth for two minutes two times per day. This worksheet feature three dot-to-dot exercises co-mingled with educational messages : toothpaste, floss, and toothbrush.

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Simple Matching Game that can be cut with scissors showing dental characters

Matching Game

Suggested Age Range: Ages 3+

Kids love this traditional matching game, and will love cutting out the matching pieces themselves. While working with children on this matching game, be sure to reinforce how we need to brush our teeth to keep away the germs and keep them healthy!

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Caregiver Checklist

The Caregiver Checklist

Suggested Age Range: Ages 14+

The Caregiver Checklist is a great tool to bring to presentations on oral health or to health fairs. It is difficult for parents to do everything they are supposed to do, and a checklist can be an important tool in behavior change. Targeting parents, grandparents or guardians, the Caregiver Checklist can be used to help the caregiver to think through any changes they may want to make based on information you present to them. To avoid a caregiver just checking them all without thinking, you could ask something like, which of these items is the biggest challenge for your family?

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Brushing and Flossing Chart

Brushing and Flossing Chart

Suggested Age Range: Ages 3

This chart can be a take home activity for your students. It is an important tool for reinforcing the behavior changes in the training. There are three checkboxes each day: two for brushing, and one for flossing. This chart will last over a month. One option to make this more exciting would be to distribute it with little star stickers. Even so, children enjoy coloring the little stars.

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fortune teller to teach children about brushing teeth

Fortune Teller

Suggested Age Range: Ages 6+

Who doesn't love an origami fortune teller? This one has the objective of teaching children to brush their teeth. If you are interested in having these professionally printed for distribution (square with no edges) they make a fun handout for health fairs. Have you forgotten how to fold it up? No worries! The instructions are on the handout.

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What Makes Cavities Puzzle

What Makes Cavities Puzzle

Suggested Age Range: Ages 3+ without cutting; Ages 5+ with cutting; the concept of sugar combined with bacteria is what causes cavities targets older children and adults.

Print and cut out the pieces to make a puzzle. We recommend printing on cardstock paper if available. This puzzle is appropriate for ages 3+ without cutting and 5+ with cutting. Allow 5 minutes if the puzzles are precut and 10 minutes is the students will cut the pieces as part of your exercise. This puzzle demonstrates what can perhaps be a more complex process of how cavities develop. Every mouth has bacteria in it, and sugar feeds the bacteria. That is why keeping sugar off of the teeth reduces cavities.

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Coloring Page Featuring a Beaver Holding a toothbrush.

Beaver Coloring Page

Suggested Age Range: Ages 2+

This coloring page show several items you can show to the children as they color, including the large beaver teeth, the toothbrush, and the dental floss. It also shows the "I brush for two" design.

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Help the Fluoride Find the Cavities with this fun maze.

Maze: Fluoride to Bacteria

Suggested Age Range: Ages 4+.

Kids love mazes! This maze reinforces the importance of fluoride and extends the concept of the fluoride magic shield against cavities. Children need to help the fluoride find the nasty bacteria. In addition to the maze, this worksheet includes the Fluoride 1-2-3 characters, so it would be great to use after a presentation on the importance of fluoride.

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Copy the tooth worksheet

Copy the Tooth Worksheet

Suggested Age Range: Ages 5+

The Copy the Tooth Worksheet can be used to remind children to brush their teeth 2 times per day for 2 minutes with toothpaste.

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Math and Coloring Mosaic of a Creature Brushing Teeth

Math and Coloring Mosaic

Suggested Age Range: Ages 6+

Use this engaging exercise to have children discover the creature that is brushing her teeth. Children will need simple math addition and subtraction for this exercise.

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coloring page of little girl brushing her teeth

Coloring Page: Brush Your Teeth

Suggested Age Range: Ages 2-6

This coloring worksheet can be used in conjunction with the training curriculum for children to reinforce the importance of brushing your teeth.

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Advanced Dot to Dot

Suggested Age Range: age 5+

This dot to dot can be used to teach children the importance of healthy eating for their teeth. This is a more complex dot-to-dot for older children.

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Free Training Programs

Check out our comprehensive training programs. We have one training program for preschool through kindergarten and one for parents and caregivers. Each of these training programs includes all of the resources you need for your training, including slides, handouts, and fun activities.

Bye, Bye Germs

Bye, Bye Germs, captures the imaginations of young kids and gets them excited to brush. Our book is a kid-friendly way to talk to your students about the importance of brushing their teeth twice a day for a minimum of 2 minutes. The book is available on Amazon.com as a Kindle or printed book. To purchase books in bulk, contact cris.gilb@crushcavities.com.