Materials: ice cube tray, old toothbrush, floss or string, shaving cream (optional)

This fun activity uses an upside-down ice cube tray as a set of giant teeth! It’s also a great opportunity to talk about dental health.

In addition to the ice cube tray, provide your child with an old toothbrush and floss (it can be real floss or another kind of string). Now they can practice cleaning the teeth. If you have shaving cream (and don’t mind a little mess), use that as pretend toothpaste.

While your child is working, talk about why we brush and floss our teeth. (When food and germs stay on our teeth, they can get holes called cavities. So we brush our teeth clean!)