My two kiddos love watching videos on YouTube. Their favorites are Minecraft videos and funny animal videos, especially cats. Who knew so many cats flushed toilets?!
Since kids are all over YouTube these days, why not bring it into our classroom? Short videos can be a great way to introduce a unit or topic and they’re also great for review.
I looked high and low on YouTube for videos to incorporate into our study of dental health. Hands down, there’s way more funny cat videos than educational videos about dental health. I watched more videos than I cared to before I finally found 5 that I thought would make a great compliment to a dental health unit:
Really cute video that walks kids through brushing their teeth step-by-step. Kids will love the idea of brushing away the nasties!
Another video for kids from Colgate. A cartoon rabbit teaches a young girl why brushing is important and how to brush and floss teeth.
Cartoon teeth explain why it’s important to brush teeth and how to brush and floss. The video also touches on healthy eating for healthy teeth.
Another My Kid’s Dentist video where cartoon teeth explain who a dentist is, why it’s important to visit the dentist, and what a dentist does during a checkup.
Two children take a field trip to a real dentist’s office. The video explains who a dentist is and everything that happens during a dental checkup. It also touches on baby teeth and losing teeth. (Ad at the beginning that can be skipped after 5 seconds)
I’ve compiled all these videos onto a playlist to access them easily.
I’ve also made a sheet of QR codes with links to all of these videos plus two more I recently found.
You can click on the picture above to make it bigger and then scan them with your smart phone or tablet. Another idea is to print it out and use it as a center activity during your dental health unit. You could even have it as an activity for early finishers to do! You can download it by clicking here.
In the download you’ll also find a page with links to online dental health games for kids. You can pull up the pdf on your computer and then students can click the picture or description and it will take them straight to the game!
These dental health videos aren’t probably quite as entertaining as Minecraft or funny cats, but I think kids would enjoy watching any of these YouTube videos while learning about their teeth!