Over the past few years, I have created Printable Cutting Worksheets for Preschoolers only at Holiday time. Well, I have found that you guys LOVE them! So, now, I thought it was time to start a new non-seasonal series. Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss a single worksheet! I will be building this page over time to include more and more printable scissor skills.
These Cutting Practice Worksheets will help your Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten children work on dexterity, scissor skills, and fine motor skills. Plus, they are fun and cute. 🙂
Printable Cutting Worksheets for Preschoolers:
The Printable Cutting Worksheets for Preschoolers are all linked in alphabetical order. Scroll below for some more resources to help you teach your children this valuable life skill.
Montessori Cutting Sheets – 23 printables
More Printable Cutting Worksheets for Preschoolers In the Store:
The following sets have Printable Cutting Worksheets for Preschoolers in them as well. However, they are not just cutting practice cutting pages in these preschool unit study sets.
Teacher’s Corner: Teaching Scissor Skills
Teaching cutting skills is almost a skill all its own! Be sure to read this article from PreK Pages to help you teach scissor cutting skills properly!
Do you know why kids need to develop awesome scissor skills? According to Kimberly Wiggins, Occupational Therapist:
Cutting allows a child to build up the tiny muscles in the palm of his/her hand, since he/she has to continuously open and close the hand.
Cutting enhances the use of eye-hand coordination. This means that the child must be able to use his/her vision, process what they see, and then be able to move their hand while they are looking at something.
Cutting also encourages your child to use bilateral coordination. This means that your child can use both sides of their body at the same time.
This is the proper developmental sequence of when children should be cutting:
- 2 years: snip the ends of a piece of paper
- 2.5 years: cut through a piece of paper
- 3 to 3.5 years: cut on a ½” darkened line (can not cut off of the line more than 3 times)
- 3.5 to 4 years: cut out a circle with darkened lines (has to stay close to the line for ¾ of the circle)
- 4.5 to 5 years: cut out a square with darkened lines (corners should be sharp)
Recommended Resources for Preschool Cutting Practice:
More Resources for Preschoolers:
Do you have a request for certain preschool cutting practice, free printable worksheets? Be sure to leave a comment below and we will try to accomodate!
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