10 Fall Activities for Scissor Skills Practice

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Fall is a great time for scissor skills practice. So many great scents and colors to enjoy making fun and colorful crafts and activities. Today I am sharing 10 of my favorite fall scissor skills practice activities.

 10 fall activities for scissor skills practice for kids.

10 Fall Activities for Scissor Skills Practice with Kids

Hand Print Corn Cob – Craftulate

I love that this one has some great bilateral coordination skills with tracing the hands for this. Plus great scissor skills in cutting their handprints out for this adorable corn cob.

Washi Tape Patterned Pumpkins – I Heart Crafty Things

I have a few rolls of washi tape myself, but nothing for fall yet. This is the perfect fall activity with washi tape. And great scissor skills and eye-hand coordination skills in having to judge how long to cut the tape.

Stuffed Paper Apples – Buggy & Buddy

I have been wanting to share this activity since I saw it. I absolutely love this and we will definitely be making these this year with Ellie. Great scissor practice by cutting out the apple shape. Plus a bonus skill of using a hole-punch and threading yarn. Perfect!

Apple Scissors Skill Craft – Frogs, Snails, And Puppy Dog Tails

Apple Plate Craft – Frogs, Snails, And Puppy Dog Tails

Can you tell I have a slight obsession with anything apples yet?

Acorn Cutting, Tearing & Painting – Therapy Fun Zone

Tearing is a great fine motor skill along with scissors. This activity has 3 great fine motor skills included in it. From a fellow Occupational Therapist. 🙂

Scissor Cutting Turkey Template – Therapy Fun Zone

Comes with a free turkey template so you can do this cute activity, perfect for Thanksgiving.

Natural Fall Leaf Collages – This Reading Mama

Comes with a free leaf template printable so you can do this activity. I love that it uses real fall leaves as well, as a great sensory component.

Fall Themed Cutting Skills Tray – Little Bins for Little Hands

I love how organized this tray is. Set up all the activities ahead of time and let your child explore.

Scissor Skills Practice Packet – Growing Hands-On Kids

32 pages of scissor practice pages. Not all of them are fall themed, but there are a few nature themed ones, farm animals, and sports-themed pages. Each page is designed for age-appropriate skills in a developmental sequence. So just start at the beginning and work your way through the packet. It is designed for Prek-1st grade or ages 3-7.

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You can also find many more scissor skills practice activities on my Scissor Skills Pinterest board:

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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  1. What a fabulous round up of ideas for Fall! I’ve been working on scissor skills right now with my preschooler so these will be useful for me. Thanks for including our washi tape pumpkin in your round up!

  2. Great collection! We have a kindergartener who needs to work on scissor skills, so these are perfect! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday! 🙂

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