National Tooth Fairy Day
Many cultures have their own traditions about the tooth fairy. Although the origins of the tooth fairy (or herself, as the verdict is yet out on the gender of this spirit), has been around at least since the Middle Ages. This is a universally loved childhood symbol that brings joy to children around the world.
The idea of a tooth fairy is a tradition that children in Europe, Russia and some parts of Asia (especially China) have. A common tradition is that a child who has lost a tooth may place it under their pillow the next night.
The special creature stealthily trades a child’s tooth for a coin or treat at night. This role is often assigned to small animals such as a cat, mouse, or rabbit. Other cultures, however, may associate it with a mythical creature similar to Tinkerbell.
The myth of the tooth fairy evolved over time. In some cultures, children’s wisdom teeth were considered lucky. The tooth fairy could have been invented by parents to help their child cope with the upsetting experience of losing a tooth. It could also have been a clever way for lucky teeth to be accessed!
It’s not surprising that National Tooth Fairy Day was created sometime along the way. National Tooth Fairy Day was established to honor this generous spirit, who is well-known for leaving treats and coins under children’s pillows.
The National Tooth Fairy Day story is rich in mystery because it comes from a long tradition in different cultures. Some believe it should be celebrated in August instead of February. It may be that the tooth fairy deserves two special days.
It would be nice to do the same for the Tooth Fairy. However, there is no way to leave a token of appreciation or a snack. No one knows if they have a pillow. There are many other ways to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day, and they will be enjoyed by children of all ages.
There are many ways to celebrate and have fun with National Tooth Fairy Day! These are some ways you can enjoy the day with your children, especially:
A 1927 book is believed to have made a significant contribution to the American tooth fairy. Esther Watkins Arnold wrote this book, The Tooth Fairy: A Three-Act Playlet for Children. In honor of this day, you can also enjoy the following stories:
Making crafts or engaging in tooth-related activities can be great ways for kids to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day. A coloring page contest is offered by some dentists that children can enter. This is just the beginning.
Parents may want to encourage their children to make their own tooth bag or pillow. This is a small fabric pouch that can be used to hold loose teeth and prevent them from getting lost while they wait for the tooth fairy to arrive. This can be done by sewing or glueing fabric together.
This could be a great educational opportunity for other parents and teachers. You can teach your children interesting facts about teeth, which will motivate them to care for their teeth responsibly and in a healthy way.
There are museums that focus on dentistry and teeth. Some even have folklore and memorabilia about the Tooth Fairy. Some of the most well-known museums for dentistry include:
You can search online for other locations of tooth or dental museums.
This day can be a great reminder to visit the dentist if it has been a while since your last checkup. Set up an appointment with your dentist. They will be grateful for the reminder, and will even thank the Tooth Fairy!
The tooth fairy collects around 300,000 teeth each night from children across the globe because there are so many of them. This is a busy fairy!