With National Fast Food Day approaching, it’s time to print out these Cutting Fast Food Worksheets for Kids! They’re the perfect way to work on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. I have a ton of great Printable Cutting Worksheets for Preschoolers for even more learning fun for early learners.
All you have to do is print it out and get started! They’ll have a blast working on their own worksheets!
Kids love practicing with scissors, so this printable scissor-cutting activity is perfect. Not only will they follow directions and cut along the lines, but they’ll also be able to learn how to hold scissors.
Be sure to talk to them about scissor safety during this time! This is a great time to talk about that and see that they can hold the scissors safely.
When is National Fast Food Day?
November 16th is the day! Use these any day you want, but on National Fast FoodDay, too!
Why are scissor-cutting skills important for kids?
Developing scissor-cutting skills is beneficial for young children on both a physical and intellectual level. Through the repetitive motion of scissors, children can improve their fine motor control, strengthen their hand muscles, and learn lateral hand coordination.
Furthermore, studies have shown that cutting with scissors can aid in cognitive development for children as it requires focus and critical thinking.
Children must attend to the task by enabling the blades to execute precise movements to obtain an accurately cut shape.
By mastering these skills, young learners gain confidence in their work while improving important physical attributes necessary for future academic success.
What it includes:
This printable packet includes several pages of dotted lines leading up to fast food pictures!
Each page will have a different line to cut on, from wavy, to straight-lined. This will give the kids great practice on holding the scissors and moving them to cut along the dotted lines.
Fun ways to use this printable:
While I’m all about using printables as they are, don’t forget that these can be launching pads for other printable ideas.
Here are a few fun learning activities or fun activities that can go along with this printable learning theme!
Make a menu of their favorite fast food
While this might not be about cutting skills, this will help with their critical thinking skills. The kids can quickly write down all their favorite foods and then make a silly fast food menu to organize them into one meal.
Since one can never have too many french fries, have them rank their favorite fries from best to worst.
Or maybe you have some burger fans in the house. Which burgers are they craving and why?
Use this to open up the lines of communication and talk about all the yummy options!
Make more fast food dotted lines
Drawing dotted lines is a skill that can be great fun to learn. It involves careful hands-on practice and can become easier over time with the proper techniques.
Drawing dotted lines requires precision and focus on creating the even spacing of each dot required by the task.
Doing so also develops motor skills and drawing skills as well.
As they gain more control over their motions, they will build confidence in their ability to draw various shapes accurately.
Whether for a project at school or artwork of any kind, learning line drawing is an enjoyable and valuable activity that boosts one’s technical abilities far beyond just cutting paper.
Draw yummy fast-food pictures
As young children pick up their crayons and draw their favorite fast food dish, their faces brim with excitement as they set out to create a masterpiece.
Watching pencil strokes magically transform into a colorful representation of their favorite hamburgers and ice cream cones can be an entertaining experience.
The little details added to the pictures, such as a bright yellow sun in the corner or a smiley face on the french fry container, showcase how creative and imaginative children can be.
As the artwork becomes more vivid, it is clear that kids genuinely enjoy when they can bring their favorite dishes to life through art.
More Printable Cutting Activities for Kids:
Here are some other fun printables that are for cutting. They’re all unique in their way!