This month we’ve been exploring all types of jobs through Experience Early Learning’s (formerly Mother Goose Time). The hairdresser is one of those occupations that’s hard to cover with preschoolers in the Community Helpers preschool curriculum , but here’s a really creative idea! Make play dough hair styles with photo mats, play dough and play dough tools. Don’t forget to accessorize!
Play Dough Hair Styles
Community Helpers Hairdresser Activities
The lesson plan book suggested using photos of children’s faces from magazines. I don’t know about you, but it seems like whenever I need magazine photos -foods, faces, or animals, I can never seem to find any! So instead of magazine photos, I printed and laminated our class photos I just took this week.
Play Dough Hair Styles
Using child photos is super fun and personalizes the activity. Everyone wanted to use their photo but also tried adding hair to the baby photos!
Must-Have Play Dough Tools
Our must-have play dough tools include:
The dough extruders are the best for making hair! Everyone is busy creatively working on making hair with the tools provided.
Some little ones were just excited to cut hair using the plastic scissors. These are great for fine motor work and practicing using scissors.
I would definitely recommend this play dough hairdressing activity! It was fun, engaging and different. Our hair can be silly, creative and unique.
We had some collage materials out earlier in the week so they used them to decorate their hairstyles. Great idea!
More Hairdresser Ideas
- Preschool Haircut Craft at Jen Spends Less
- Hairdressing 101 at StrongStart
- Hairdressing Role Play DIY at Learning and Exploring Through Play
Check out another play dough hairstyle idea using magazine pictures at Mrs. Kat’s Childcare, another Experience Early Learning blogger, or cutting paper strip “hair”. Use cardstock and play dough to make “hair” stand up for cutting. Genius!
Hairdresser Books for Preschool
More Community Helpers Activities
- Preschool Dental Health Activities
- Waiter, Waiter! Preschool Restaurant Dramatic Play
- Preschool Community Helpers Construction Worker
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