Cutting is an important, yet difficult, skill for preschoolers. It’s helpful to have a Montessori-inspired paper cutting activity available to encourage your preschooler’s mastery of cutting.
Here are some helpful Montessori-inspired resources from around the blogosphere:
Cutting with Scissors Information:
Andrea Coventry has helpful information in a post on Montessori Preschool Guide to Cutting.
Kathy Moore at About.com has Montessori-compatible ideas for parents in an article and video: Teaching Your Child to Use Scissors.
Samantha Lowe at eHow has Projects Related to Paper Cutting for Montessori.
Montessori for Everyone has a post on Setting Up Your Preschool Art Area.
Montessori World has a section on Handwork: Paper Cutting.
AHC Arts & Crafts has Paper Cutting Art Projects for Kids with advanced paper cutting tutorials.
Umamah Learning Academy has free printables of the first cutting strips.
Montessori Materials has some free Cutting Paper and Scissors Exercises.
Royal Baloo has free cutting paper strips.
Ang at Home has free printable patterns for a Montessori style cutting box (modeled after Teaching with a Tackle Box’s paper cutting post)
Montessori Nature has free paper cutting and cutting strips printables (and a roundup of printables).
This Reading Mama has lots of free packs for cutting practice with scissors.
All Our Free Themed Cutting Strips
I’ve arranged the following gallery in alphabetical order. Just click on an image to go to the post with the related free printable!
Montessori Cutting Videos:
Examples of Montessori-Inspired Cutting Activities:
Leptir has a post and free printables: Paper Cutting.
My Montessori Journey has Cutting Work that’s always out on the art shelves.
Counting Coconuts has a cutting activity using stickers on paper strips.
The Adventures of Bear used Word and clipart to create themed cutting strips.
Fun with Mama has Bug Cutting.
UPDATE: Developing Scissor Cutting Skills with Montessori-Inspired Activities (my roundup post with more Montessori-inspired cutting activities)
Does your child have a favorite paper cutting activity?
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