November 19, 2019
How to Assemble a Tooth Fairy Kit
Establishing a tooth fairy tradition is a wonderful way to tap into your child’s imagination, to emphasize the importance of healthy smiles, and to help make oral hygiene more exciting. So, how do you get prepared? The first step is assembling a tooth fairy kit. The following are some ideas to get you started on an exciting journey filled with magical memories.
When Will You Need Your Tooth Fairy Kit?
Your tooth fairy kit will need to be ready by the time your child begins losing teeth, usually around age 6. The first teeth to go are the ones at the front, called the incisors, followed by the canines, in the middle, then the molars near the back. It’s always a good idea to get prepared early on in case a tooth is lost prematurely.
Assembling Your Tooth Fairy Kit
Letters from the Tooth Fairy: You’ll find plenty of printable tooth fairy stationery online, or you can design your own using paper and fairy dust (glitter). Use this opportunity to congratulate your child on proper oral hygiene practices, or encourage better brushing and flossing. Make sure the note is helpful but positive.
Tooth Container: Decorate and personalize a small tin container using permanent markers or paints. The lost tooth can be stored in this container and placed under the pillow. It also makes a beautiful keepsake as a reminder of childhood magical memories.
Tooth Pillow: Another option to store lost teeth are tooth-shaped pillows with pockets. These special pillows add an element of excitement and ensure that the teeth are safely stored while waiting for the tooth fairy to arrive. The pockets are also great for delivering tooth fairy notes or treats to your child.
Healthy Teeth Kit: The tooth fairy loves healthy teeth, so consider assembling a kit including a new toothbrush, dental floss, and a few healthy snacks for the tooth fairy to deliver instead of or along with a dollar bill. That will inspire your child to spend more time on proper dental hygiene.
Healthy Teeth Awards: Use a tooth-shaped cookie cutter to create healthy teeth awards out of colored construction paper. Tooth fairies don’t always have to visit when teeth are lost. They can also pop over when they see children caring well for their teeth. An occasional award will put a smile on your child’s face and will encourage more time and effort spent on brushing and flossing.
Keepsake Journal: A keepsake journal is a great way to keep tooth fairy letters and awards, along with any pictures or memories of lost teeth you collect over the years.
Use Your Imagination: Start assembling a tooth fairy kit early on, and use your imagination to create a tooth fairy kit that will make your child’s tooth loss experiences memorable!
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