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Printable Cutting Worksheets for Preschoolers

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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. 🙂

Scissor Skills Printables: Tons of preschool cutting worksheets

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.

Adorable Elephant Cutting Practice

Baking Cookies Cutting Pages


Christmas Cutting Pages


Emoji Cutting Practice Sheets

Farm Themed Cutting Practice for Preschoolers

Henri Matisse Activities for Kids

Ice Cream Cutting Practice

Independence Day Cutting Practice Sheets

Kitty Cat Cutting Practice that are “Purr-fect”

Paris France Cutting Practice



Memorial Day

Montessori Cutting Sheets – 23 printables

Ocean Animals

Pirate Themed Cutting Practice Sheets for Early Learners



Rock N Roll Cutting Practice

Saint Patrick’s Day

Summer Olympics Cutting Practice Sheets


Three Little Pigs

Totally Fun Puppy Dog Cutting Practice


Watermelon Cutting Practice Sheets

World Ocean Day Cutting Practice

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)


More Resources for Preschoolers:

Find the Letter Worksheets

29 Cool Math Games for Preschool

How to Choose a Preschool for Your Child

Do you have a request for certain preschool cutting practices, free printable worksheets?  Be sure to leave a comment below and we will try to accommodate!

You might also like:

This adorable kids world map.

This “PLAY” wooden wall decor.

A portable ruler to measure your child’s growth! (Don’t do what we did and mark it on a wall that you can’t bring with you to a new home.)

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Wednesday 27th of April 2022

So where are the Star Wars cutting sheets?