Grab these adorable cutting practices for preschoolers to help young children improve their coordination while cutting with scissors! Use these free printable preschool and kindergarten cutting activities. This preschool cutting practice pack contains many different lines of different shapes for youngsters to cut out and enhance their fine motor skills. Simply print preschool cutting worksheets and a pair of kid-safe scissors, and you’re ready to begin!
Between preschool and kindergarten, most kids have the fine motor ability to begin working on their scissors skills. Scissor skills give kids the precision they need to write and perform other fine motor tasks with their hands. It takes time and practice for kids to get good at using scissors. They need to be taught the proper techniques, they need to do activities to build hand strength, and they need plenty of opportunities to practice. Below are free printable cutting worksheets for different skill levels. There are a variety of activities to keep kids engaged as they get in some scissor-cutting practice. This cutting practice for preschoolers can be used in class, during centers, or as homework.
You could laminate the pages for durability and then your child could use a dry-erase marker to trace the lines instead if they need to work on their handwriting skills! Or, they could trace the lines before they cut them out, working on both their handwriting and scissor-writing skills. Whether you are a parent, teacher, homeschooler, daycare provider, or planning a camp – you will love this no-prep, fine motor skills activity for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, to kindergarten! This cutting-themed activity would also be greatly used as part of a unit study on tracing, cutting, and more.
The dashed lines will help your kids to make precise cuts. Remember that the proper use of scissors is important, so you can show your kids how they can become better at cutting the lines out. These cutting practice worksheets are sure to help your child develop the skills needed for cutting activities in preschool and kindergarten. Your child will be cutting like a pro before you know it and ready to move on to other crafts.