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Happy Teeth
Or Sad Teeth?


February is Dental Health Month. Prepare a set of food cards by pasting pictures of foods and drinks on 3x5 cards. Some pictures should represent foods that are good for teeth and others should represent foods that are not good for teeth. On the back of each card draw a happy tooth face for healthful foods and a sad tooth face for foods that are not good for teeth. Invite children to sort the cards by placing good tooth foods into one side of a pocket folder (marked with a happy tooth face) and foods that are not good for teeth into the other folder pocket (marked with a sad tooth face). When children have completed the activity, they can turn each card over to check their decisions.


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