Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dinosaur Teeth

I tried something new for Dental Health Week this year.  I'm sure you've seen this activity floating around Pinterest.  I soaked eggs in Coke and Kool-Aid until they absorbed the color. (It didn't take long - only a minute or two.) 
I tried convincing the kids that these were dinosaur teeth, and that we were having to brush them for the dinosaurs.  It didn't work.  
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. 

I chose not to hard boil my eggs because I ran out of time.  Many of the eggs did get dropped, and they broke. We just cleaned it up right away.  I probably used 18 eggs total for 22 kids.  Not all of them were broken, but we threw them all out at the end. 

This activity is definitely a keeper! 

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