It can be difficult for little ones to learn to handle scissors properly. These Halloween cutting practice worksheets are a great resource to have on hand.
These worksheets provide an opportunity for kids to practice holding scissors and paper together while cutting lines with a variety of difficulties. The fun Halloween graphics adorning each page are perfect for the month of October.
Halloween Cutting Practice Worksheets
The best thing about these cutting practice pages is that they require no prep. Just print and go! If need be, you can print multiple copies of each page so that your kids can practice over and over before moving from one line style to the next.
When preschoolers work with scissors, they build up strength in the small muscles in their hands. The development of these muscles is important as they learn to grip a pencil properly later on.
Cutting is also important for building hand-eye coordination. It takes quite a bit of coordination to hold the paper in one hand and the scissors in the other as their eyes track the scissors moving along a line.
To teach scissor skills, it’s important to teach scissor safety. Teach preschoolers that scissors are for cutting paper only- nothing else. Also teach them not to walk around with scissors in their hands.
Then, provide them with lots of fine motor activities. Activities such as threading, lacing, and picking things up with tongs or their thumb and forefinger will help develop those hand muscles.
Once your child has the basics of using scissors, give them plenty of opportunities to those skills. Let them cut straws or paint chips. Snip fringe around the edge of a piece paper. Provide them with worksheets like the ones on this page so they can practice over and over again.