Dental Health Week is so much fun! In order to show the kids how food affects our teeth, I soaked eggs in Coke and Kool-Aid until they absorbed the color. (It didn't take long - only a minute or two.)
As you can see, the kids used toothpaste and toothbrushes to get the eggs clean. It works like magic! I gave them each a bowl to keep their egg from rolling and a little bit of water to wet the brush.
We had some very clean eggs after the kids were through.
Rachel and Heather from Children's Dentistry Group in Lake Zurich came to teach the three year old class about taking care of their teeth.
This was a demonstration about plaque and how it sticks to our teeth and creates cavities.
They are visiting the 4 year old class this coming Friday morning. (Unfortunately, they were booked on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in February, which is National Dental Health Month.)
The 4s tried their hand at egg brushing, as well.