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Thursday, November 23

Toddler Activity: Cutting

Thursday, November 23, 2017 0 Comments
One of the toddler activity that you can try for your Preschoolers is Cutting Scissors. Scissors comes in variety of sizes, so choosing the right scissors is important for your child to practice cutting properly. It may be scary at first especially if it's their first time to hold a scissor, but there are safety scissors available in the market such as the Maped Kidicut Safety Scissors which ideal for young kids learning to use scissors.

One of the important activities or lesson that we can teach our Preschoolers is Cutting. Cutting with scissors require the skill of hand separation, which is the ability to use the thumb, index, and middle fingers separately from the pinkie and ring fingers. With this activity, their little hands will develop fine motor skills and learn the proper way to cut paper. Cutting scissors also prepares our Preschoolers for a much more complicated in the future such as using  different types of scissors, cutting their nails using a nail cutter/nail clipper and even using chopsticks.

For starters, you can draw a straight line on a blank paper and let your child practice cutting it. When he/she masters it, he/she can continue cutting more complicated and detailed lines.

If you're looking for some free printables that you can try for you activities at school or at home, check out the samples below. Here's the free printable that you can print and try for your kids (click on the images to download each printable):

https://www.myteachingstation.com/art-and-colors/scissor-skills/fish-scissor-practice
Feed the Fish
 Source: myteachingstation.com

Thanksgiving Cutting Practice
 Thanksgiving Cutting Practice
Source: twistynoodle.com


Practice Cutting!
Source: freestuff4kids.net


Source: www.dltk-kids.com


I hope your kids will enjoy this activity as much as we do, my daughter who is also in Preschool, loves to cut papers and they also have the Cutting Scissors Activity in their school. It's actually a fun and learning activity, just don't mind the mess afterwards. Hehehe...

By the way, if you're looking for other Scissor Skills for your Preschoolers, here's a Paper-cutting project book with pre-printed activity pages, the Melissa & Doug Scissor Skills Activity Book With Pair of Child-Safe Scissors. It has 20 activity pages and includes a plastic safety scissors that naturally encourage proper form in cutting and are safe for preschoolers. This activity also encourages fine motor skills and cognitive skills for your kids.


School Zone Little Hand Helper Workbooks provide a fun-filled introduction to important readiness skills. Each workbook is carefully designed and reviewed by teachers to promote your child's early learning success. Cut & Paste offers a variety of exercises that will help your child practice scissor skills and other readiness basics such as story order, counting, matching, and beginning sounds. The interesting activities with clear directions will provide hours of educational fun for your child. Plus, the colorful award stickers will enhance your child's learning adventure.