A Fairy Tale Guide to the Tooth Fairy
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In a home today someone is celebrating a first lost tooth or the last of someone's baby teeth. It can be emotional for mom and dad as baby teeth start to come out and in swoops that Tooth Fairy to make it all better.
The Tooth Fairy is a very special part of our childhood much like Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny but where did she come from? Is she related to the other famous fairy we all love? Where does she live when she's not out collecting teeth? So many questions and so much fun!
Let's jump into some books you can read with your little ones about the tooth fairy as well as some great crafts and treasures you can enjoy together.
How to Catch the Tooth Fairy - This book by Adam Wallace is so much fun. It puts a very different spin on what most would consider the Tooth Fairy to look like. She rides a toothbrush and wears her aviator glasses. She is cute as a button and the illustrations by Andy Elkerton bring the book to life.
I'm a big fan of Pete the Cat so I couldn't leave it off the list. Pete the Cat and the lost tooth is a My First Read book and a great way for siblings to share in a moment. It allows for an older child to read the story and share in the celebration of their younger brother or sisters lost tooth.
Another great level one reader book your kids might enjoy sharing is Tooth Fairy Night. From her twinkly shoes to her magic wand it gives kids a peek into the night of a Tooth Fairy and her job.
While I am a fan of Pete's you all know I'm a big fan of classic characters. These books and characters have stood the test of time and are still popular today!
- The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy
- Franklin and the Tooth Fairy
- Peppa Pig The Tooth Fairy
- Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth
- Arthur Tricks the Tooth Fairy
Ellie and the Truth about the Tooth Fairy is hands down one of my personal favorites. Ellie doesn't believe in the Tooth Fairy until she takes her to the Fairy Land filled with toothpaste rivers and golden toothbrushes. The book is so magical and fun. Your children's imaginations will be working overtime!
My final book selection is also another of my favorites as a boy mom. The title alone was enough to get them excited to read. The Tooth Fairy Wars by Kate Coombs is so much fun and Jake Parker's illustrations are the perfect fit. Nathan wanted to keep his tooth and no matter where he hid them as they fell out or what trap he set the very efficient Tooth Fairy always found them. They were at war!
I don't know about you but our son is a very light sleeper. Every sound wakes him up so creeping into his bedroom or even by his bedroom door some nights is nearly impossible. He's still that way today as a teenager. So while some of you may be able to get those teeth out of the room without incident some of us need a little help with our Tooth Fairy game.
This Princess Inspired Complete Tooth Fairy Kit is perfect. It gives you a keepsake album, Magical Fairy stationary, a door hanger and a bag to store the tooth in under the pillow. Let me tell you what sells me on this product. The Door Hanger! Have you ever gone to bed and realized you FORGOT the fairy? The Fairy is tired and overworked and went to bed without getting the tooth! While the you may have forgotten it's guaranteed your child hasn't and they are about to wake up and realize the Fairy forgot them. The HORROR you feel when you think about how your child is going to feel when they wake up is more than worth the $25 for this kit. So while our children forget nothing and we can hardly remember if we ate lunch or not this door hanger is the perfect reminder that they can hang on their door to jar our memories as we walk by. Shew, crisis averted!
They also have a Knight version for boys which is equally as cute!
I am also a big fan of Tooth Fairy Pillows. This makes it that you don't actually have to reach under their little heads. While I sometimes wonder where the Tooth Fairy got her start I have to question who though the best place to store the tooth was under their pillows while they sleep on them.
You can find lots of great different designs on Amazon and Etsy so I'll just share a few with you.
- Tooth Monster Pillow - This guy is super cute and comes in a few different colors
- Bunny Tooth Fairy Pocket Buddy - Such a sweet design and it has a hook on the back and this little bunny can either hang on a door knob or bed post for easy access. Her little dress pocket for the tooth is adorable!
- Elephant Tooth Fairy Pocket Buddy - This little Elephant is the sweet friend of the bunny and perfect for a little guy!
- Lost and Found Tooth Pillow - Simple and cute and can be used by everyone in the family. It's shaped like a tooth and has a pocket big enough to store the tooth and replace it with money.
Are you crafty and want to make your own this Youtube video has a great tutorial to help you get started!
As you follow my blog and get to know me more through my posts you'll find that one thing I treasure dearly besides a good book and cup of coffee are moments. While like my son's teeth I don't keep a ton of things but I love to collect memories and moments. So, I'm a big fan of making moments as special as possible. Whether they are small daily events or lifetime memories makers like the Tooth Fairy I really like finding ways to take things to the next level.
So I did a quick search of some of my favorite sites and blogs to share with you a few fun idea's your kids will really enjoy and remember about their Tooth Fairy experiences.
Trisha over at the momdot.com shared this super cute Tooth Fairy Printable Certificate over on her blog. You may find this printable a great help if you're fighting with your kids each night to brush their teeth. It has a tooth grading system and the Tooth Fairy herself tells them she really likes to collect clean and healthy teeth. Cleaner teeth for higher pay?
These printable Teeth Receipts from Capturing Joy with Kristin Duke are also a lot of fun!
Jessica from mom4real.com shared this fabulous idea on her blog for days when you're in a pinch and you don't have cash. Printable Tooth Fairy Checks!
Thank you all so much for stopping by my little corner of the internet. I hope you found this post to be enjoyable and more importantly helpful.
Let me know....what Tooth Fairy Traditions do you have in your home? I'd love to hear from you.