Teaching Cutting Skills to Kids — Free Printables and Process-Based Activities

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When you think of all the skills your daughter or son will develop during early childhood, what comes to mind? You might think of language skills and social-emotional skills, but are scissor skills on your list?

Cutting with scissors is an important skill that develops fine-motor control, hand strength, hand-eye coordination, and more. Using scissors strengthens the muscles that are used for gripping items like paintbrushes and spoons and, later, for writing legibly.

The latest KidArtLit delivery includes two pairs of high-quality safety scissors and a variety of process-based art activities to help your child or children develop cutting skills in a supportive and fun way. (YOU CAN BUY A BOX FOR YOUR FAMILY HERE.)

To help you extend this practice and go beyond the box, we've rounded up our TEN favorite resources for teaching kids scissors skills. Get started with this article from Mama OT that lists 35 tips and then dig into these sensory activities and free printables.



DRIPPING SLIME FINE MOTOR SKILLS ACTIVITY

DRIPPING SLIME FINE MOTOR SKILLS ACTIVITY

FREE TROLLS CUTTING PACK

FREE TROLLS CUTTING PACK

PUZZLE DRAWING PROMPTS FOR KIDS

PUZZLE DRAWING PROMPTS FOR KIDS

FREE PRINTABLE BUSY BEE CUTTING SHEETS

FREE PRINTABLE BUSY BEE CUTTING SHEETS

FREE CUTTING & COLORING PACK

FREE CUTTING & COLORING PACK

CUTTING PATTERNS IN FEATHERS

CUTTING PATTERNS IN FEATHERS

NAME ART COLLAGES

NAME ART COLLAGES

PRINTABLE ROBOT CUTTING PAGES

PRINTABLE ROBOT CUTTING PAGES

MONTESSORI-INSPIRED CUTTING STRIPS

MONTESSORI-INSPIRED CUTTING STRIPS


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