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Make The Best Hair Do Christine Castro

Create hairstyles promote imagination and creativity.

Materials Needed:

  • A plastic doll head (per child).
  • Shampoo (or) soap. (optional)
  • A small bucket of water. (optional)
  • Comb/Brush (per child)
  • Hair Accessories (hair ties, elastic bands, head bands, clips etc).
  • Hair Style cards (cut pictures of hair styles out of magazines and glue to cardboard).
  • Hair gel
  • Hair spray
  • Shaving cream (optional)

What to do:

  • Set the up all the items up on the table excluding the water and shampoo/soap.
  • Ask the child to select a hair style card.
  • Encourage the child to create the same hair style as is in the card


  • If using the water, dip the dolls hair in water and add a small amount of shampoo (or) soap to the hair.
  • Help your child lather dolls hair full of soap (or) shampoo.
  • Your child can use the soapy mixture to shape dolly’s hair into different styles.
  • When you have finished, wash the shampoo or soap out of dolls hair and air dry.

Hints and Tips:

  • You could also use shaving cream in the dolls hair – this does not require water.
  • A great game to play when washing your child’s hair in the bath.
  • Fun birthday game for a girl’s party.
  • Have a freestyle session where any hairstyle can be created.
  • Look for wacky hairstyles on the net to use for the hairstyle cards.
  • Be sure to watch your child around water!


Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Experiments with different word combinations.
    - Vocabulary of at least 200 words.
    - Understands simple instructions.
    - Wants to help during bath time.
    - Enjoys games and simple activities.

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Manipulative Play, Dramatic Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Home Corner, Outdoor Area, Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Creative Play Games, Family Games, Manipulation Games, Party Games, Pretend Play Games, Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity cooperation confidence creativity commitment enthusiasm persistence imagination and reflexivity

    LO5 - Children Are Effective Communicators

    5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

Created On January 1, 2015 Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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