I decided to introduce my oldest to what flossing is. Troy has never flossed and he had no idea what that even was, so this hands-on activity was great for explaining it.
*construction paper (and I added some cardboard to the back)
*floss and toothpicks
To start, cut a part an egg carton. Then paint some of them white. As you can see, we only used 8 of them.
Let them dry and then glue them down on the paper in the shape of a mouth. Add a tongue and draw around it so it looks more like a mouth. After everything is dried, put pieces of play dough in between the egg cartons to represent food that gets caught in our teeth. When everything was ready, I showed Troy what real floss looks like and showed him what it is used for and how to use it. He thought it was pretty funny! 🙂 Then we used the floss to get the play dough pieces out. I told him he couldn’t use his fingers, which is quite difficult for a 3 year old! It definitely challenged his fine motor skills.