November 12, 2022

Gross Week Morning Riddles (11-12-2022)

by Chompers

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What gross animal pukes on its food?! Find out on today's riddle-filled Chompers!

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>> Rachel: Good morning! 

Welcome to Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show! 

It’s gross week on Chompers (SFX SPLAT) so we’ve been learning about all sorts of slimy, stinky, sticky, icky GROSS stuff.  

Today we’re giving you some RIDDLES!  But first, Start on the top of your mouth and pick a side -- make sure to reach all the way back to your molars! You ready?

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1, brush!


>> Rachel: Heres your first riddle:

When you’re having a picnic

My friends and I come near

And if you try to swat me

A buzz is what you’ll hear

What am I? 

>> KIDS: Flies!

>> Rachel: Ugh flies! (SFX BUZZING) Flies are some of the grossest creatures out there.  Not only do they carry lots of germs on their feet that can make humans sick but the way that flies eat is totally GROSS. (SFX GROSS)

Switch to the other side of the top of your mouth, and make circles with your brush over each tooth, 

Flies can’t just bite into something because they don’t have teeth.  So they have to drink their food.  

Flies land on a piece of food and turn a tiny bit of it into liquid -- BY THROWING UP ON IT! (SFX EW)

Flies have chemicals in their stomachs that will turn food into a liquid when they PUKE on it.  Once the food become a liquid, (SFX SLURP) the fly can drink it up! (SFX YUCK!)

Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth, and make sure you’re brushing the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth.

Ready for the next riddle? 

I can be big or small

my babies come in eggs

And when I want to spin my web

I crawl on my eight legs 

What am I??

>> KID: A Spider!

>> Rachel: Some people think that spiders are creepy crawlies but spiders are actually helpful to people

Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth -- but don’t brush too hard!

Spiders are great at catching and eating insects that we think of as pests -- like FLIES! (SFX BUZZING) 

Now before you go, I have one more riddle for you to think about today!

I’m heavier than a piano

With skin that’s thick and rough 

I swim in African rivers

And only eat green stuff

Come back tonight to Chompers for an answer to our riddle and find out what GROSS thing the answer to our riddle does!

But until then …ready to start the day…. 

>> KIDS: 3 2 1 spit!