I love having themed cutting strips for toddlers and preschoolers to work on their scissor skills. I’m so excited to share free Montessori-inspired frog cutting strips with you today! The cutting strips are an instant download … and couldn’t be easier to download or prepare!
Montessori-Inspired Printables at Living Montessori Now
My daughter, Christina (a former Montessori child), and I are partnering to bring you a series of Montessori-inspired printables. The printables are typically themed and use a number of Montessori principles (although you don’t need to be a Montessori teacher or homeschooler to use them). The cutting strips use photographs or realistic images to emphasize reality. Preschoolers love to learn proper terminology, so I’ll tell you the name of the animals or objects featured whenever I can. In the credit page of this printable, you’ll see see the names of the four types of frogs, which you can teach to your child or students.
Free Frog Cutting Strips
Today’s free printable page of frog cutting strips is again in honor of Leap Year, spring, and the fact that frogs are just fun.
To download, click here and then click on the file image in the upper right corner of the PDF to save to your computer (just choose where you want it saved).
Montessori-Inspired Activities Using the Frog Cutting Strips
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Cutting skills are so important for preschoolers. Two year olds can begin working on them, too. When children are first working on cutting skills, they’ll have an easier time cutting cardstock than paper. So, in the beginning, I recommend printing the strips on cardstock. Printer paper is fine for children with more advanced cutting skills.
Of course, even before using cutting strips, I recommend using an easier object to cut, such as strings of beads. You’ll find lots of tips and ideas for teaching scissor skills in my post on developing scissor cutting skills with Montessori-inspired activities.
I’m not sure where I got this basket, although the small Multicraft tray would work, too. I’ve always used Fiskar scissors for kids, which are sharp enough to cut paper easily. For home use, I like to have a small container to catch the paper scraps. I used a soapstone jewelry box we had, although you could use any small container. For younger children, I recommend keeping the basket or tray up out of reach when it’s not being used.
My 2-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, was eager to use the frog cutting strips! I’m glad they can be used for a fairly wide range of ages to improve cutting skills.
For classroom use, you might want to use Ziplock bags to catch the scraps. Children have fun taking their scraps home in a bag … or saving them to paste onto a collage. You’ll find ideas for classroom setups in my post on Montessori-inspired paper cutting activities.
I wish your child (or students) lots of fun working on cutting skills with the frog printable! 🙂
More Free Frog Printables from Living Montessori Now
We also have a free frog do-a-dot printable!
Find more free frog printables in this post: Free Frog Printables and Montessori-Inspired Frog Math Activities
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