In Celebration of Smiles – Silly Activities for Kids of All Ages

I love to smile. I love to see my kids smile.

There is something about seeing a smiling face that makes you want to grin back!

I am really excited about a reason to smile that I will be sharing with you over the next 18 months.  I have joined the Invisalign Mom Advisory Panel.  <—sounds fancy, eh?  The bottom line is that I will be receiving complimentary treatment and writing about my experience.

Celebration of smiles - silly faces for all ages

 

A Pretty Smile

Yes, I am getting braces again at age 44!  But these are a far cry from the braces I wore 21 years ago…times have changed and so has technology.

Invisalign is improving smiles everyday…even some surprisingly complex cases!  I love that my braces will restore the smile that is in my mind, but not currently on my face.

So, in celebration of the start of my smile-changing journey, I thought it would be fun to find some of the silliest, smiliest faces around!

silly faces make kids smile

Smile!

Be wacky.  Take a photo of things that are wrong in a room.  Be sure to put your face in the photo.

Slurp up your drink with a goofy face.  Add a mustache to your straw.  via Inner Child Fun.

Pet Play.  Have you thought of being goofy with your pet??  HedgehogDays has fun making faces with his furry creature.

Smiling Organizers.  Re-purpose tin cans with faces – these would make great end of year gifts for teachers.  via Somewhat Simple.

Funky Face Plate.  Remember our post where we decorated mugs??  At Craft Interrupted they drew a face on the plate and had hours of dinner time giggles.

Silly Pranks can make your kids laugh – especially this one where the kids drew goofy faces on themselves.

Did you know?  Invisalign are clear aligners that are virtually invisible that I will be wearing 22+ hours per day.  I can take them out to drink and eat which means that there are no food restrictions for this type of braces!

 

silly faces make kids smile

 

Smiley Crafts

Make a Shoulder Pet - or a backpack mini-monster.  A Creative Caboodle made mini-monster faces with pom-poms and beads.  Adorable!

Apple Face Snack.  The apple is your canvas for this edible art.  Use candy to create the face parts.

Magnetic Faces. The Idea Room uses a nifty computer program to print faces and size “parts” to go along with her face.  This would make a great gift idea!

Coin Art.  Think outside the box for unusual “canvases” for your kids art.  Art Club Blog decorated coins with paint that could be scratched off (i.e. so the coins aren’t permanently damaged).

Did you know?  Invisalign aligners are smooth which makes them more comfortable than traditional braces – no wires poking into cheeks and gums.

silly faces make kids smile

Silly Games

Play a Eye-toss game.  Grab a handful of googly eyes and play a game of toss and try to throw them into a decorated bucket.  via Savvy Moms Guide.

Chin-up. Want to make a face puppet?  With your face??  Check out these chin faces.  Hilarious! via Paging Fun Mums.

Make Face Stamps.  Use sticky-backed foam to cut shapes out – affix them to blocks for a funky stamp set.  via. Mer Mag Blog

Pretend you are Picasso.  Smoosh silly faces out of clay to make one-of-a-kind ornaments.

River Rock Smiles.  These stones are stunning!  The blog, Coastal Ways, collected smooth pebbles to make little friends.

Smile on a Stick.  These cute smirks are perfect for a photo shoot!  It’s a printable of a bunch of goofy faces.

Did you know?  Invisalign treatment cost is covered by many dental plans and the cost is usually comparable to traditional brace treatment.

 

silly faces make kids smile

More Reasons to Smile

Free Printable Magnets.  Use a pizza pan as your canvas with these magnetic face pieces.  via Crafty Soccer Mom.

Repurpose and Be Silly.  Use electric outlet covers as the eyes and ears in a playdough activity from Not Time for Flashcards.

Silly Picture Block Puzzle.  Grab some mega blocks and photos – make a mix and match person with the photos to create a one-of-a-kind changing puzzle.

Decorate Garden Pots.   Use with foam face pieces and a pair of googly eyes to create a growing smile.

Be wacky.  As you review the five senses with your preschooler, make them come to life with some silly face “parts”.  via Adventures in Home Preschool

Did you know?  Invisalign can treat even complex cases!  Even people who have been told that they aren’t a candidate, may actually be able to choose Invisalign.  Find an Invisalign dentist or orthodontist in your area that has a lot of Invisalign experience for more information.

I hope this gave you a smile today!

Invisalign Mom Advisory Board

Thanks so much to Invisalign for providing treatment for me allowing me to share my experience with Invisalign with Kids Activities Blog readers.

All opinions expressed are my own.  All information shared, including information related to dental, medical and health conditions, products and treatments, is for informational purposes only.




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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

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