About the Scissors cutting skill development you can find in my previous post: Scissors Cutting Practice for Preschoolers.
For better results and faster learning start with tearing paper by hand and the cut short cuts and end with wavy lines.
I made Easter themed worksheets…. because, why not! I’d say this a Preschool Cutting Activity for 3-year-olds and up. Don’t expect they will do it “perfect” for the first time.
Learning Sequence and links to printable files:
- TEARING paper by hands. (don’t need printable for that). Before you start to tearing paper be sure, that paper is thin enough for a kid to tear.
- SHORT CUTS
- LONG CUTS
Most important – don’t rush it! It will come. All these printables isn’t for one day! If your kid asks more – then give, otherwise develop slowly. If there is a need for repeating short cuts over and over again. Try cut “the air”. Open & Close – Pause – Open & Close – Pause. And then: Open & Close – Open & Close – Pause – etc. You can sing a song and try to do rhythm with scissors. BUT: be sure it’s safe!
Now, after we finish all these cutting worksheets, I can say Nelle (4-year-old) is good with these short & long cuts. Now it’s time for shapes!