We've been focusing on scissor skills with my 5-year-old daughter lately and I wanted to create some fun themed cutting practice pages for her. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I created these Thanksgiving-themed cutting practice pages as a free printable download and wanted to share them with you today.
Importance of Scissor Skills
Scissor skills are an important visual-motor activity for preschool and kindergarten age children. Some of those skills include:
- Bilateral Coordination (using both sides of the body together, in this case, the hands).
- Visual-motor skills (being able to use the eyes and arms together to complete a task).
- Fine motor skills (including hand strength, motor planning, and muscle memory).
Scissors to Use with These Cutting Pages
I like to recommend a variety of scissors depending on where your child is skill wise. If your child is just starting out with scissors, I would begin with either safety scissors or spring action scissors.
- Fundanoodle Safety Scissors (only cut paper, will not cut clothing, hair etc).
- Spring Action Scissors
If you are working with an older child or a child who has mastered holding and opening the scissors correctly, you can try these scissors:
And if you need some adapted scissor suggestions for those struggling, I like these options:
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