Learning to use scissors correctly is an important part of early childhood education.
Even if kids don’t need to cut an object right away, practicing with scissors teaches them how to use hand-eye coordination and helps to improve their fine motor skills.
Plus, scissor practice is just plain fun for little ones!
That is, it’s fun if… you use fun preschool scissor skills worksheets that little ones love.
Which is why I’m sharing some printable cutting skills activities you can use with preschoolers and kindergartners!
Keep reading to get a look at the full list.
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How to Use Preschool Scissor Skills Worksheets
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When my kids were very young, I always used plastic-covered scissors with them.
They were very helpful, because I could give them a printable cutting practice worksheet without worrying about them cutting their fingers.
As they got older, we graduated to metal scissors with blunted edges.
It made them feel they were using “real” scissors like Mom, but without the danger of sticking themselves (or a sibling who got too close).
What I love about these printable cutting worksheets for preschoolers is that they’re versatile enough to be used any time of year.
They go well with seasonal units, but they also make good fine motor skills practice any day.
If you try any of these preschool cutting worksheets, I’d love to know which ones your students enjoyed the most!
Want even more ideas for fine motor skills practice? Try some of these ideas!