Cutting Strips for Scissor Practice

Preschool kids will love these pre-writing scissor cutting printable strips! The best part about them is that they are practically NO PREP! Just choose to print in color or black and white then cut the strips and place them at a station along with scissors and you’re set! 

FREE printable School-themed cutting sheets for prek kids to practice scissor skills.

Fine Motor Scissor Skills Cutting Strips – School Theme

Young children LOVE using scissors or tools we like to use, so hand them these fun cutting strips for them to practice fine motor skill and work those little hand and finger muscles. The strips include easier cutting lines along with harder more complex cutting lines. You could choose to print and use the set that your group will most likely be able to do. I would print easier less complex lines with 2-3 year olds and then the mixed ones for 3-5 year olds. The best part about these is that you don’t need to prep a bunch of different things to do them, just print and set them up on a table and you’re done!

Pre-writing activities provide so much benefit for kids learning and working on their hand and finger muscles. Giving them ample and enough opportunities to do these in the classroom and at home will help them develop these muscles and learn how to use the scissors correctly. Another added benefit is how much joy they get from accomplishing a simple task such as following the lines to cut and use the scissors.

There are two options to print these cutting task cards, you could print them in black and white OR color.

Another way you could use these is to have the kids trace on the dotted lines. You can also laminate them for repeated use! Easy!

This post was contributed by:

Yara from Sea of Knowledge
Founder of Sea of Knowledge, an ESL teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She loves creating fun activities that children and learners can benefit from. You can also find me on: Facebook and Pinterest.

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Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

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