OK, this is WAY more toothpaste than you need to brush your teeth. Dentists say to use a blob the size of a pea, which comes to about 1/100th of a fluid ounce. For every ounce in the tube, we get 100 brushings. So what other fun things can we squirt? How many sundaes can a bottle of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup cover? How many hot dogs can a bottle of ketchup serve? Let’s do the math to find out!

*Wee ones:* A pea can fit on the tip of your finger. Find 3 things in your room that can fit on your fingertip.

*Little kids: *If you squirt Hershey’s syrup on 5 bowls of ice cream and then eat them one by one, what numbers do you say to count down from 5? *Bonus:* If you have 7 bowls and squirt on *every other* bowl starting with the 1st, which number bowls do you skip?

*Big kids: *If you squirt a 6-inch line of ketchup on each hot dog, how many hot dog squirts do you need to reach your height? (Reminder: 1 foot has 12 inches.) *Bonus:* If each bottle of Hershey’s can squirt on 30 sundaes and each ketchup bottle can squirt on 40 hot dogs, which one can take care of more snacks, 5 Hershey bottles or 4 ketchup bottles?

Answers:

*Wee ones:* Items might include a teeny Lego piece, a fluff of lint, or a crumb.

*Little kids:* 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. *Bonus: *The 2nd, 4th, and 6th.

*Big kids: *Different for everyone…figure out your height in feet and inches, and add up 2 hot dogs per foot, plus 1 more dog if you have 6 or more leftover inches. *Bonus:* The ketchup squirts more: you can cover 40 x 4 = 160 hot dogs, vs. 30 x 5 = 150 sundaes.