Brush Your Eggs!

Ok, so I know that it's now March and National Dental Health Awareness Month is over, but I had to share this fun experiment we did in class. I also know that this is not about sewing, but it was so fun, I had to share! This is the Kindergarten teacher in me coming out...

To illustrate the importance of brushing teeth, we brushed hard boiled eggs soaked in Coke overnight.

They got all brown, spotted, and yucky. The kids were amazed at how dirty the eggs got from Coke!

Next, we brushed the eggs. We talked about how to brush our teeth, the importance of toothpaste, and how long to brush. I had the kids in groups of 3 and 4.

While the eggs weren't gleaming white at the end of about 8 minutes of brushing, you could see a difference!

Typing this up, it does seem a little silly, but I have to say, the kids loved it and it made a big impact! I think I may have to try it at home too.
We also sang this great song to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" -
Brush, brush, brush your teeth til they're clean and white. Brush them, brush them, brush them, brush them, morning, noon, and night.

1 comment:

a mom of many said...

I think this is a great "user friendly" idea for kids. Telling our kids about smart choices is always easier with something concrete to show them!
This will be a wonderful idea for our home school classroom. Thanks, Traci P.