Letting your little ones learn how to safely use scissors helps them to develop their fine motor skills. It is also VERY fun for them and can keep them busy for a long time!
Before Pinterest I used to let my little ones cut up magazine pictures and paste them to construction paper. One of our favorite activities was to create a color book. We would get one sheet of every color of construction paper and have them search for pictures in magazines of that same color and cut and paste to create a color book.
This is still a great idea and I think every preschooler should make one! I am also loving all of the wonderful resources available online to print out and use. You can print a bunch of these out and create a busy work/fine motor skill box or folder to pull out during the day to keep little hands busy.
FREE Scissor Practice Sheets:
Cutting Practice from Royal Baloo – there are different pages depending on skill level
Trail of Ants Scissor Practice from Little Family Fun – these are adorable!
Under Construction Cutting Practice by Makeovers and Motherhood – great for truck lovers!
Scissor Cutting Practice from Laura’s Crafty Life – shapes, curved lines, zig zags and more
Homeschool Helper Online Cutting Worksheets – scroll down to the bottom for the cutting pages
DTLK Kids has some really cute Scissor Practice Sheets
Activity Village has an entire page of Cutting Worksheets
Pre- Writing Practice Printables from 3 Dinosaurs can be used as cutting practice too!
Scissor Practice Packet from Golden Reflections Blog
Seasonal and Holiday Themed Cutting Sheets:
The 4 Seasons cutting sheets
Hearts and Flowers Valentine’s Day Scissor Skills
St. Patty’s Day Scissor Cutting Practice
Easter Scissor Cutting Practice
4th of July Scissor Skills
Thanksgiving Cut it Out Pack
Christmas Cutting Practice Sheets
Winter Scissor Cutting Pracice Sheets
Great Cutting Practice Ideas:
5 Scissor Activities for Kids by Happy Hooligans
FREE Cutting Practice Ideas by In Lieu of Preschool
Montessori Style Paper Cutting Activities by Living Montessori Now
Scissor School by Doodles and Dots
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!