Roll-A-Haring Art Game for Kids

Learn to make your own Roll-A-Haring dice game or print and play our Sports and Christmas-themed games.

One sunny afternoon, we made a large-scale Keith Haring-inspired poster, with flossing characters and a dancing blue LEGO brick. It turned out great and became the visual we used to make a personalized mask my son frequently wore throughout the COVID pandemic.

Our backstory – pop art fun for kids

In second grade, my son’s art teacher introduced his class to Keith Haring’s pop art style. My son was immediately drawn to Haring’s style of cartoonish and bubbly figures and loved the simplicity of the drawings, icons, and color choices. At home, he started doodling like Keith Haring.

I wanted to foster my son’s passion for discovering new art styles, so we learned more about Keith Haring and explored his artistic style further.

One sunny afternoon, we made a large-scale Keith Haring-inspired poster, with flossing characters and a dancing blue LEGO brick. It turned out great and became the visual we used to make a personalized mask my son frequently wore throughout the COVID pandemic.

During our online Keith Haring searching, we found a Roll-A-Haring game sheet, and my son exclaimed that he played that game in school. We talked a bit about the game, and then he had the grand idea to make his own Roll-A-Haring game.

The dice art game idea

The concept is straightforward. Teach students about Keith Haring’s unique artistic style, then have your class or child create their own Roll-A-Haring art game based on Haring’s iconic pop art look. Let your child choose the theme. The possibilities are endless!

To play the game, take turns rolling the die for each column of the board. Match the number shown on the die with the column your drawing. Go clockwise, one-by-one, column-by-column, and draw the shape and details shown for the head, arms, legs, symbols, lines, and special items.

Gameplay

  • The first die roll selects the shape of your head.
  • The second die roll selects the placement of your arms.
  • The third die roll selects your legs.
  • The fourth die roll adds a symbol to the clothes of your athlete.
  • The fifth die roll adds motion lines to your person.
  • The sixth die roll adds a ball to your athlete.

My son made two themes: sports and Christmas. We’re providing them as inspiration; you can also download, print, and play them! Have fun!

Roll-A-Haring Sports-Themed: An Art Game for Kids

My son started with a Sports Themed edition. He hand drew the grid and selected the features of each column. He chose to include aspects of a basketball, football, soccer, tennis, baseball, and ping pong player.

Roll-A-Haring Sports Themed edition by a child featuring aspects of a basketball, football, soccer, tennis, baseball, and golf player.

In case you’d like to play our Sports Theme Roll-A-Haring too, we included the printable.

Download and print our Roll-A-Haring Sports Theme Edition

Examples of athletes in Keith Haring style renderings

Examples of the athletes/figures we drew and colored during a round of Roll-a-Haring Sports theme dice game. Print or make your own on Arts and Bricks.
Examples of the athletes we drew and colored during a round of Roll-a-Haring Sports theme.
Examples of the athletes we drew during a round of Roll-a-Haring Sports theme.
More examples of the athletes we drew and colored during a round of Roll-a-Haring Sports theme.
More examples of the figures we drew and colored during a round of Roll-a-Haring Sports theme.

Tips for Sports Themed gameplay:

  • Draw with a pencil first; then, when you’ve drawn all 6 elements of your person, go back and add color.
  • If you want to match the colors shown on the board, jot down the number you rolled for each component. I’ll write a little #2, for instance, next to my arms so I know I should color it blue rather than green or brown, as shown in other number’s shirts.
  • It’s your choice whether you put the symbol on the athlete’s shirt, shorts, or shoes. We recommend numbers go on shirts.
  • For your motion lines, you can add them in multiple places.
  • For Special items, dice roll #6, you can add one or two ping pong paddles. Don’t forget to add motion lines to the ping pong ball!

Roll-A-Haring Christmas-Themed Art Game for Kids

At Christmas, my son decided it would be fun to create a holiday-themed Haring art game. This time, I scanned and printed the game grid for him. He still chose and drew the details of the game.

A family playing a Christmas-themed Roll-a-Haring art game.

This round, our family drew some festive Haring-inspired Christmas trees and angels! The game board features Jesus, a Christmas tree, a nativity barn, a lamb, an angel, Santa, and a present.

Drawings created during our Christmas-themed Roll-A-Haring game play.

Want to play our Christmas-themed dice game? You can print it and play it, or make your own!

Roll-A-Haring Christmas themed. Want to play our Christmas themed dice game? You can print it and play it, or make your own!
Print and play this Roll-a-Haring Christmas theme designed by an eight-year-old budding artist.

Save on Pinterest

Learn to make your own Roll-A-Haring dice game or print and play our Sports and Christmas-themed games.
Learn to make your own Roll-A-Haring dice game or print and play our Sports and Christmas-themed games.

Leave a Reply