Hair cutting activity? No, no, not real hair. Just yarn here. But seriously, this Yarn Hair Cutting Activity is like the best.
My kids were both thrilled and excited to begin. They kept laughing and chuckling over the silliness of the cardstock man with yarn hair (understandable) and once they started cutting and coming up with stylish hair cuts, they kept on laughing. To sum it up, they thought it was the best idea we’ve done so far 🙂
Keep on reading to see exactly how I prepped these and what developmental skills kids are exercising and improving!
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Materials for Yarn Hair Cutting Activity:
–Cardstock or Cardboard
Start by cutting out a half oval out of the cardboard and add a simple face.
Then, hole punch across the straight edge of your half oval. Lastly, cut long string of yarn and fold together, weave through each hole and tie. Do this to every hole.
What is my child learning?
- Fine motor skills (using the index finger and thumb to hold the scissors)
- Scissor skills (excellent activity to improve scissor skills, like holding them, maneuvering them, etc.)
- Hand-eye coordination (cutting each string at a desired spot)
- Concentration and focus
- Independency (great activity to keep a child busy and entertained, building independency)