Tooth Fairy Letters


Helping your child write a tooth fairy letter is one of the most rewarding parent tasks! BUT WAIT - what or who is the tooth fairy?

It depends on the country you live in! But here is the basic story for most of the western world. The tooth fairy is a make-believe fairy. The fantasy says that when a child has a baby tooth fall out, they must put it under their pillow, and when they are asleep the tooth fairy will come. And in the morning, the tooth has been replaced by a gift of money, usually a single coin.


Tooth Fairy Letters

Tooth fairy letters can work one of two ways; either the child writes a letter TO the tooth fairy, or, on the other hand, the tooth fairy might write a letter or note to the child.

What sort of tooth fairy letters might a child write?

There are several possible situations;

  • Your child has had a baby tooth fall out, and they want to ask the tooth fairy to exchange it for money.
  • Your child has had a baby tooth fall out, but they have lost the tooth!
  • Your child has had a tooth removed by the dentist.


Letters FROM the Tooth Fairy

  • The main reason the tooth fairy writes a letter is because she has “forgotten” to come, and exchange the baby tooth for money.
  • But sometimes the tooth fairy might write a letter to explain why she can’t leave money for the tooth under the pillow. This is usually because the tooth does not belong to the child concerned - it belongs to a friend or the family pet
  • The tooth is not a baby tooth - it’s an adult tooth that the dentist had to pull for some reason


I hope these ideas for tooth fairy letters give you some amusement and some inspiration.

Here is a photo of a letter that my partner’s daughter wrote to the tooth fairy many years ago, explaining that she lost the tooth, and asking for double the normal money because it was a double tooth!

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