Thanksgiving Themed Cutting Practice Pages

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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:

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.

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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    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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