Scissor Practice Packet – Prek-1st Grade Cutting Activity Pages

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I am excited to bring you a brand new printable subscriber freebie today. It is a scissor practice packet, designed for ages prek-1st grade and is full of fun cutting activity pages.

Scissor Practice Packet for preschool through 1st grade, 32 cutting practice pages.

Scissor skills are important for kids of all ages to master. Many times when I was working in the school system, a lot of the kids had very poor scissor skills. Often times they could not cut on the line, had many jagged edges, or would cut too fast. Also being able to hold the paper at the same time as the scissors was a hard skill.

One of the main reasons kids have difficulty with cutting is because of lack of exposure. Many times parents are afraid to give their kids scissor, which is understandable. However, there are many great kids scissors out there that can be used during cutting activities. Of course, always keep the scissor in a safe place, out of reach when they aren't in  use.

Crayola My First Crayola Safety Scissors

Crayola Blunt Tip Scissors

So with this packet I have included scissor practice pages for preschool through 1st grade (3-7). All of the pages are set up in an age appropriate sequence, starting with straight lines.

Have all children start at the beginning of the packet and work on each line and shape as they master the previous one. The back of the packet includes fun animals and pictures that can be colored, cut and glued onto construction paper to make a picture.

There are 32 pages total of activities for your child to work on in this Scissor Practice Packet.

These are some sample pages from the packet. All of the lines are various widths, lengths and designs so you can use this packet with all the age ranges and at various skill levels.

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If you notice your child is cutting too fast which is causing jagged edges or not staying on the line, print out the activity pages onto thicker card stock paper. The extra thickness will slow your child's cutting down, allowing them to work on accuracy.

You can get the scissor practice packet for free by entering your first name and e-mail address below in the form. Click “download” and then you will be asked to check your e-mail to confirm your subscription. Click the link in that e-mail to confirm (double check your spam folder if you don't see the e-mail in your inbox) and then the scissor practice packet will automatically download to your computer. Double check your downloads folder to find it and save it to your desktop so you can reference it later.

If you wish to not subscribe, you can purchase the Scissor Practice Packet for $2.99 over at my store by clicking this link.

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For more scissor activity ideas, you can also follow my Scissor Skills Pinterest board:

Follow Heather G. | Golden Reflections Blog's board Scissor Skills on Pinterest.

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. Great info here, I have run out of funding and trying to do it all for my daughter

  2. Like these priNtables, can’t wait to use them with my toddler once her skills develop more. I’m saving this.

  3. I love this resource. Both of my kids really love cutting practice! I can’t wait to share this with them. Thank you for stopping by the Learn & Play Link Up! This post is featured on Christian Montessori Network this week.

  4. Karen Proskurovsky says:

    Thanks! Looking forward to using the scissors printables!

  5. Ann Wisener says:

    I enjoy all the information and activities.

  6. I entered my email, and pressed enter but got a message letting me know that the page was no not there. What do I need to do??Help! 🙂

  7. Hi Nancy,
    You should have still received an email with access to the printable. I will check out that link and change it. Thanks for letting me know!

  8. LOoking to see if I can get the free pages do scissor cutting

    Thank you

  9. Thank you for this awesome printout

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