Scissor cutting skills are important and challenging practical life skills for preschoolers. Today, I want to share some helpful ideas for creating Montessori-inspired scissor cutting activities.
First, I want to share some helpful posts about developing scissor cutting skills. The posts aren’t intended as Montessori-inspired ideas, but they have helpful ideas that can be applied to a Montessori-inspired curriculum.
Scissor Skills Information
Cutting up: Fine motor activities to help develop scissor skills from Creative Connections for Kids
Scissor Skills from Therapy Street for Kids
Cutting: Everything You Need to Know – Advice from an OT from Miss Mancy’s Blog
Scissor cutting skills: why they’re important & how to learn ‘em from Makeovers and Motherhood
Tips for Teaching Scissor Cutting from Stay at Home Educator
Teaching Preschoolers to Use Scissors from Parents
One Tip for Introducing Scissors: Use Playdough! from Mama OT
Montessori-Inspired Paper Cutting Activities
You’ll find lots of Montessori-inspired paper cutting activities and ideas in my roundup post:
Non-Paper Scissor Cutting Activities
Here are some creative ideas for a variety of materials that can be used with Montessori-inspired trays or tables.
A cutting tray with strings of beads is easy to prepare for any season or holiday!
A nature cutting tray is always fun!
Nature Cuttings – Outdoor Scissor Skills Activity from No Time for Flash Cards
Cutting Grass Sensory Tub from Strong Start
Cutting Leaves, Raffia, and Cornstalks from Lalymom
Birthday Themed Cutting Practice from Lalymom
Colored Spaghetti Scissor Practice from Moments of Mommyhood
5 Cutting Activities for Preschoolers from Happy Hooligans
Scissor Practice – 5 More Cutting Activities for Kids from Happy Hooligans
Cutting Straws from Hands On : As We Grow
Straw Cutting (and necklace making) from Rockabye Butterfly
Developing Scissor Skills with a Cutting Tray from Mama. Papa. Bubba
Cutting Skills Tray from Little Bins for Little Hands
Scissor Skills – Progression and Cutting Challenges from Sorting Sprinkles
Improving Scissor Skills with Playdough from Sugar Aunts
Foam Beading: fine motor. scissor use. tripod grasp. from Sugar Aunts
The most important things to do are to observe your child for readiness for scissor cutting activities and then find an activity that captures your child’s attention.
What is your child’s favorite scissor cutting activity?
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