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Mouth bug activities

Three examples of activities to teach groups about oral hygiene and the effects of sugar on our teeth.
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Healthy oral hygiene (10-15 mins)

Suitable for KS2

This activity involves keeping a tooth brushing diary to monitor how often tooth brushing occurs for each day of the week.

A summary of instructions for both school and community groups can be found here. You will also find a link in the downloads section below.

Example table from brushing diary activity

Healthy Diet: How much sugar is in your drinks? (15-20 mins)

Suitable for KS2 and community groups

This activity can be used as a whole-school approach to tackle sugary drinks consumption. It has often been demonstrated in schools, and displays can be made to showcase how much sugar can be found in popular drinks. These displays are suitable for corridors, classrooms, or even the school lunch room.

A summary of instructions for both school and community groups can be found here. You will also find a link in the downloads section below.

Photo of a variety of drinks, used in healthy diet activity

Have you carried out any activities which are similar to these?

Let us know your experiences in the comments below.

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