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The Ultimate Guide to Cutting Activities for Preschoolers

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Learning to use 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 scissor cutting with my preschooler around a year ago and we have had so much fun coming up with ideas together. I'm adding some affiliate links for easy shopping.

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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! They are all perfect for young children.

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.

I hope you find a lot of helpful information!

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Tips for Teaching Cutting Skills for Preschoolers

Variety of 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

Preschooler Cutting Paper is just the start. 20+ tips and projects for preschool scissor skills.

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?!

More fun ideas below!

20 Cutting Activities for kids- Great scissors skills activities for preschoolers

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:

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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!

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20+ tips and projects for preschool scissor skills

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  1. What a fantastic resource, Laura! And thanks so much for including some of our cutting posts! I will be sharing & pinning this!

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