Your daughter just lost her first tooth. It’s going under the pillow tonight. And it’s on YOU to make sure the tooth fairy comes to get it. Don’t worry. This isn’t a big deal. You even have time to make a quick tooth fairy letter to give her something to really smile about tomorrow morning.
How to Make the Perfect Tooth Fairy Letter:
Step 1) Materials
If you want to make a great tooth fairy letter, you’re going to need to think about what it’s going to look like. Will it be sparkly? Will it be on special paper? What kind of pen or marker will you use? Will it be in an envelope? No matter what, do NOT get these materials from your kid’s craft drawer! The holiday wrapping paper bin is a good place to start if you can’t get to the store to get supplies. Chances are your child doesn’t know everything in that box, but she’ll recognize a piece of her construction paper in a heartbeat!
Go the Extra Mile: To make a really memorable note, grab a magnifying glass and a fine tipped marker, and make your tooth fairy letter super small! The tooth fairy is often believed to be really tiny, remember?
Step 2) What to Write
Don’t over think this part of your tooth fairy letter. If your child is losing teeth, she can probably read a little but this doesn’t need to be a dissertation. Say thank you. Remind her that she earned the enclosed money by taking such good care of her teeth. Remind her to keep brushing them really well every day. The tooth fairy pays the most money for the cleanest teeth!
Go the Extra Mile: To add some creativity to your tooth fairy letter, sign it with a fun name like “Flossie,” or check out this Tooth Fairy Name Generator.
Step 3) Making it Real
The most important thing about your tooth fairy letter is the way you react when you see it in the morning. Surely your child is going to be shocked that this tooth fairy letter was left, and if she can’t read well yet, she’ll want to know right away what it says. If you act surprised and read it as though you don’t know what it says, you’ll add to the mystery and excitement. When you’re excited, she’s excited. Thinking about your reaction ahead of time will help make it more memorable for your child.
Go the Extra Mile: To keep adding to the experience each time your child loses a new tooth, think about how your tooth fairy letters will change over time. Imagine the tooth fairy getting to know her, and keeping count of the number of teeth lost.
Putting the Final Touches on Your Tooth Fairy Letter
There are a couple ways to put the final touches on your tooth fairy letter. One is to leave some “traces” of the tooth fairy, like leaving a window open, or leaving some craft glitter on the bedside table around the letter. Another thing you can do to really polish the memory for your daughter, is to leave a small gift you know your child will love. This will help make her feel like the tooth fairy knows her and is proud of her.
How did you make a winning tooth fairy letter? How did your child react? Share your story below.