Have a little one who loves baking? These Baking Cookies Cutting Pages are perfect! These bakery themed cutting pages are great for scissor skills and fine motor skills, too. They’ll love dreaming about cookies and working on their cutting skills at the same time!
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Make sure to check out my other Homeschooling Preschool Worksheets that they’ll love learning with as well. Strengthening their hand muscles is also a benefit to learning how to use scissors! When they open and close the scissors, it’s working their hand muscles every time.
The kids will love working on their cutting skills. The more that they practice, the better that they’re going to get. All of my cutting sheets have fun themes to them but there’s no denying the fact that I love cookies so this theme is near and dear to my heart!
What is the learning benefit of this printable?
Cutting with scissors isn’t something that comes naturally to everyone. Think back to when you were a kid – did you have to learn how to cut safely with scissors as well? More than likely, you did!
This printable will help kids gain confidence and learn cutting abilities that will help them all throughout their life.
What it includes:
This cutting printable includes dotted lines that will have your child cutting straight lines in all different directions.
Fun ways to use this printable:
Now that you know that this printable will be great for their cutting skills, let’s talk about a few other fun activities that could go right along with this! Here are some simple ideas.
Grab the baking sheet, roll out the dough, bake in the oven, and enjoy! Gather up some of your favorite sugar cookie recipes and after you make the dough and chill the dough, you can cut into shapes, bake and decorate! Since these sheets are about cookies, baking cookies at home just makes sense.
If you can’t bake cookies, have the kids draw cookies and then cut them out. Dramatic play centers are always showing that creative play is great for imagination and growth so the kids can make pretend cookies since they can’t have the real ones!
Have them cut zig zag lines
Once they master cutting straight lines, it’s time to see how they do with zig-zag lines. Just draw and tell them to go slow!
What type of scissors should be used for kids?
When selecting a pair of scissors for kids, it is important to consider their age and the intended goal of use. For very young children, blunt-tipped plastic scissors are best, as these will minimize the risk of any accidents.
As children get older and better understand the purpose of scissors, rounded-tip stainless steel scissors can be used for various activities such as paper art or effective snipping. Regardless of the type of scissor chosen, it is important to ensure that it fits well in the user’s hand and that they receive proper instruction on how to safely use them.
By following these guidelines, kids can enjoy their creative crafting with confidence.
Where is the best place to begin when introducing a child to scissors?
When introducing a young child to scissors, the most important factor is safety. It is best to begin by letting the child hold a pair of closed scissors. This should help them gain an understanding of how scissors feel and how to safely handle them without accidentally cutting themselves or someone else in the process.
Demonstrating the proper grip on the handles and using it to cut paper can then be introduced. Using blunt-end children’s safety scissors can also make this process less worrisome for parents and caregivers as they aid in preventing unintentional injury.
During this introduction period, careful monitoring of children is advised until they become accustomed to using scissors correctly with confidence and safety.
How do you ensure safety when using scissors?
Taking proper precautions when using scissors is essential for ensuring safety. To ensure optimal safety, familiarity with the scissors being used is paramount.
It is important to select a pair of scissors that are the appropriate size for the task at hand and that have folded, blunted or rounded tips.
Additionally, scissors should never be handed to anyone else without folding them so as to avoid potential risks of contact with the sharp edges. All people handling scissors should also maintain proper posture while cutting in order to reduce any strain on their wrists and hands.
Any adjustments made to the scissor angle should also be done carefully in order to prevent any injuries and damage.
Finally, all other hazards that might be present need to be addressed before using scissors in order to create a safe environment.
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