December 25, 2022

Chompions Week Fun Animals (12-25-2022)

by Chompers

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You guys know a TON about animals - and that's what we're learning about today!

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>> Rachel: Welcome back to Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. It’s Chompions Week and today we’re gonna learn about some of the weird and wacky animals that you guys love!

But first, pick a side on the top of your mouth, and start brushing in small circles all the way around each tooth. 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 Brush! 

>> Rachel: You guys sent us so many amazing animals!  And one of the most amazing was sent to us by  Colin, Riley, Battle, and Mackenzie. It’s … the BLOBFISH! (SFX SPLAT)

The blobfish lives in the waters around Australia (SFX G’DAY MATE), deep in the ocean! The blobfish looks kinda funny -- like a big ball of SNOT with a face!

Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth. Make sure to brush your front teeth too!

Our next weird animal comes from Lila, Ian, and Nadine. It’s called an aye-aye. (SFX Aye Aye Captain). 

No, not that kind of aye-aye! An aye-aye is similar to a Lemur, and is found in Madagascar, an island off the coast of Africa. 

Aye-Ayes have giant, buggy eyes (SFX BLINK BLINK). They need those giant eyes to see at night because aye ayes are nocturnal -- that means they only come out at night!

Switch to the bottom of your mouth (SFX), but don’t brush too hard!

Another popular animal was sent to us by kids like Caleb, Harry, Amelia and Knox. It’s the duck-billed platypus! 

The platypus is one of the only mammals that can lay eggs, like a bird (SFX CHICKEN). It has a mouth like a duck, the body of an otter, and a tail like a beaver! 

Plus, a male platypus is venomous (SFX SNAKE HISS) -- meaning, it’s poisonous! It has a stinger on its back feet! Watch your step!

Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth … and give your tongue a brush while you’re at it!

OK here’s our last wacky animal ...suggested by Desmond, Calvin and Rhys (Reese). It is the - Naked Mole Rat! 

Naked Mole Rats kind of look like a tube sock covered in skin, with giant yellow teeth.

Naked mole rats live underground in tunnels that they dig … so that’s the reason a naked mole rat has such big teeth -- they use their teeth for DIGGING! Don’t try that in the sandbox!

Alright, you’re all done brushing for today. You’ve done a great job. Time to rinse with water and,  

>>KIDS: 3 - 2 - 1 spit!