Using scissors is an important skill for preschoolers to work on but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Cutting Activities for Preschoolers can range from simply snipping a blank piece of paper, to finding unique materials to cut or creating really cool crafts! We started working on scissors skills with my preschooler around a year ago and we have had so much fun coming up with ideas together.
Below you will find information and ideas that I have been stowing away for any day we need a quick, fun distraction. These activities make my daughter concentrate as much as they make her smile!
Start at the top for great information about why kids need to learn scissor skills and tips for helping them succeed! Next you will find collections of cutting activities that talk about a variety of materials. After that you have loads of playful cutting activities for preschoolers as well as a handy list of Must-Follow Pinterest Boards that focus on scissor skills! I hope you find a lot of helpful information!
Information, Tricks and Tips for Teaching Cutting
Why Scissor Skills Are Important and How to Learn Them from Makeovers and Motherhood (Pin it here).
Fine Motor Activities to Help Develop Cutting Skills from Creative Connections for Kids (Pin it here).
Vary Materials for Cutting Practice
Paper is great but why not branch out and offer your kids something new and different to cut next time you get the scissors out! Each of these posts offers ideas of materials that brings something new to the cutting board!
Playful Cutting Activities for Preschoolers and Beyond
Cutting wavy and straight lines is a must if your kids are going to master scissors, but who says you can’t put a fun spin on it?!
Scissors Skills and Cutting Activities on Pinterest
These boards are dedicate exclusively to scissors skills and cutting activities for preschoolers and kindergartners. I encourage you to look at their other boards too though because anyone collecting pins on scissors skills is bound to be a great resource for other fine motor skills activities as well!
Making the Cut: Scissors Skills Board from Inspired Treehouse
Scissors Board from Dot to Dot Daycare
Cutting Board from Teach Preschool
Scissors Skills Board from Sugar Aunts
Cutting Board from Frank Starling
Preschool: Scissors Board from Heidi Van Vatter
Scissors Board from Sue Norton
Scissor Skills Board from Jen Frank
Cutting Board from D Park
Scissors Board from Michelle D
If you are looking for some fun scissors skills ideas, check out our Scissors Skills Shopping List.
Have I missed your favorite tips, tricks or cutting activity? Or do you have a pinterest board that focuses on cutting? Please let me know so I can keep this guide up to date! You can leave a message below, share it on my facebook page or use the email button at the top right of this page to send me an email!
If you are a Fine Motor Fan like I am, check out these posts for more great ideas:
Fine Motor Fridays
As we do each week, we are joining forces with the Fine Motor Fridays bloggers to bring you a collection of playful fine motor activities for kids. Please click through to see what the other bloggers have for you this week!
Sensory Nest Building from Still Playing School
Threading Buttons from School Time Snippets
Painting with Carrot Shavings from House of Burke
Colorful PomPom Toothpicks from Stir the Wonder
Loose Parts Play for Toddlers from Powerful Mothering
Play Dough Fine Motor Skills & Proprioception Sensory Input from Little Bins For Little Hands