Have you ever met anyone with curly hair, straight hair, wavy hair, and even zig-zag and spiral shaped hair? No? Well, now’s your chance! Our printable roll-a-hairstyle game is a fun and educational hands-on activity for children to create a funky hairdo, all while learning important skills of pattern recognition and color recognition! They’ll also improve their fine motor skills and get an extra boost of creativity at the same time.
This printable hairstyle drawing game for toddlers includes 3 activity pages: a face template for drawing on, a hairstyle dice template, and a color dice template. After you download and print out all three hairstyle drawing activity pages (scroll down this article to download), all you have to is cut out the hairstyle and color dice templates, fold them along the lines, and glue the edges to make the dice. Now you’re ready to play!
Give your children crayons or markers (make sure to match the colors available in the color dice template – blue, purple, red, yellow, green, and pink). Next, ask them to roll the hairstyle and color dice. Now they have to use the crayon or marker that matches the color the dice landed on, and draw the pattern on top of the head of the face template. Repeat over and over again until the character on the page has a completely new funky hairdo! If you’re playing this in a classroom, your students will love comparing the wild hairstyles they’ve drawn.
Why Is Teaching Pattern Recognition to Children Important?
Did you know that teaching pattern recognition to children goes far beyond recognizing shapes and colors? Pattern recognition actually fosters important cognitive abilities, problem-solving skills, and creative thinking.
By exposing children to patterns early on, we stimulate their brains and help them make connections between different elements in their environment. When children learn to identify patterns, they become skilled at recognizing similarities and differences. This skill is transferable across various subjects and disciplines, from math and science to language and music.
By nurturing your child’s ability to recognize patterns, we empower them with a valuable skill set that will serve them well throughout their lives. So what are you waiting for? Download our fun printable roll-a-hairstyle pattern recognition game below and get those creative juices in your students’ flowing!
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