I didn’t want it to be too easy for Sweet P so I created 10 mustaches and made some that looked similar to make it challenging for her. I used a variety of colors (but you could just use black), including some that we don’t talk about often so we could incorporate color recognition as well. I looked up a few of the styles (Charlie Chaplin, Fu Manchu, Handlebar, Lorax) so I could talk about the type of mustaches with her for fun. Sweet P loved this game and wanted to do it several times.
The Project: Mustache Match Game
What you need:
- 1 piece of construction paper
- various colors of felt
- black marker or Sharpie
- flat magnets
- hot glue gun/glue
Hot glue flat magnets to the back of each mustache. Place the puzzle mat on a baking sheet with your mustache magnets in a small bowl and you’re ready to go!
Don’t forget to try on a few! Baby Blue got in on the action, too!The Iowa Farmer’s Wife. She is a mama to 2 munchkins: a toddler and a 5 mo old. She blogs about daily activities, crafts and the fun foods they grow and eat. You can find out more about her here.
These are too cute! What a fun matching activity!
The Iowa Farmer's Wife says
Thanks Crystal! She had such a blast with this matching puzzle!
Cindy deRosier says
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Thanks for another fun idea!
This is too cute. We are doing Lorax things next week – not just Earth day – but all week!
I would love to use this idea with my kindergarten class. Is it possible for you to scan that page and email it to me? I would love to use all those patterns.
Allison McDonald says
So sorry no – I would have to contact the original author. I am guessing it’s too late but your comment was stuck in spam and I’ve just found it.