Inside: Free printable worksheets for preschool cutting practice.
Scissors skills start to develop during the preschool age and continue to improve all the way to elementary school.
It can be quite difficult for young preschoolers to properly hold and operate scissors, so patience and plenty of opportunities for practice are the keys to success.
For all of you who would like to give your little ones a chance to cut along specific lines and curves, I’ve made these simple preschool cutting practice sheets.
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Preschool cutting practice ideas
There are many different ways for preschoolers to practice cutting skills. And they are really easy to do.
At the very beginning, using old magazine pages works great. Children can simply snip and cut small pieces to get a better, more solid hold of their scissors.
To make it even more fun, add a little bit of glue on their tray and let them create a colorful mosaic.
Another good way to practice scissor skills is to let children cut bits and pieces of play dough. They will have lots of fun doing that!
I also love the idea of creating a cutting busy box, just like a mom on this blog.
And of course, there are also my cutting skills worksheets you can download in order to save yourself some time.
They are easy to print and ready to go in seconds.
Children’s scissors and training tools
I actually remember the times I was learning to use scissors. And the awful dull scissors I was given to practice with.
They would never cut anything well and I would end up embarrassed and frustrated doing my crafts at school.
It really must have been a disaster since I’ve kept this memory for so long!
So please, I beg you, for the sake of your own child’s childhood memories, invest in high-quality training scissors. She will thank you many years later!
Some of the most popular children’s scissors and fine motor skills training tools:
- Fiskars blunt-tip children’s scissors
- Scoopers and grabbers fine motor tool set
- Children’s tweezers
- Alphabet clothespin
Free cutting exercises download
To download my free worksheets, simply click on the download link at the very end. If you wish to make them more fun, simply print them on a colored construction paper. You can even add some cute stickers to the end of the lines.
Please, keep in my that any re-distribution or altering are not allowed. Thank you!