My first baby is about to graduate from kindergarten, and she currently has 4 wiggly teeth!
Last year, I took her in for her bi-annual dental cleaning, and we got some pretty bad news. Her baby teeth are bad. Really, really bad. Despite daily brushing, she had numerous cavities, and one tooth was so bad, it had to be pulled.
*Insert suuuuper guilty parent feelings*
After the dentist pulled one of her molars out of necessity, the tooth fairy did visit her that night, but I felt like it was such a traumatic experience (for both of us) that I wanted to make her next fairy visit a much better one!
I am planning ahead this time, as I suspect she will lose her first tooth any day now, so I created these printable tooth fairy receipts, so I could have them ready to go! I also wanted to share them with any other moms, dads, grandparents or caregivers that want to leave a special note for their little ones losing teeth!
Grab your free Printable Tooth Fairy Receipt!
Kids are perceptive, and may recognize your handwriting, so I recommend having a family friend or neighbor write in the information, or using stamps (if you’re crafty).
I rolled up a couple of dollars and tied it with twine, to make it a little more special than a dollar bill under her pillow, although, I suspect any person, big or small, would be happy to wake up to money under their pillow!
I didn’t take a picture of this, but I also plan on leaving my daughter a tooth brush, to encourage her to take good care of her teeth!
My friend Susan, at Organized31, shared a fantastic upcycle project for a tooth holder! If you want to create a tooth fairy tin for your little one to store their tooth in, check out her tutorial!
Does/Did the tooth fairy visit you or your children when you lost teeth? Do you have any fun traditions to share? I would love for you to share your stories in the comments below!