Back to School Cutting Practice for Fine Motor Skill Development (Free Downloads)

Learning to cut with scissors helps a child learn to do so much more than just cut! It helps build hand strength by opening and closing the scissors which in turn helps children build their fine motor skills. The small muscles in their hands are important and help our little ones draw, brush their teeth, get dressed, and use cutlery. There are also high chances of 4/5 year old who uses scissors to have nice and legible handwriting. Cutting and writing use the same skills, and practice makes better.

When shopping for scissors try to match the size of the scissors as close to your child’s hand size as possible. Pick scissors with a blunt point, but that are sharp enough to cut and not just fold the paper.

Before your little one starts learning to use scissors have the safety talk and purpose of scissors talk. I suggest doing a review each time before you give them scissors to practice or craft. It will seem like too much, but they need lots of reminding before they remember safety and purpose of scissors. 

For the Back to School, download, and print these adorable scissor practice sheets. You can print in color or black and white. Scroll to the bottom of the post to download more free activities for your child or classroom.

 

scissor practice for preschool

 

 
 
 
Preschool worksheets
Preschool Worksheets
Preschool Worksheets
 
 

                                                                      More Fine Motor Skill Activities

Garden Gnome Cutting Practice for Fine Motor Skill Development (Free Downloads)

Scissor skills worksheets PDF

 

 

Learning to cut with scissors helps a child learn to do so much more than just cut! It helps build hand strength by opening and closing the scissors. The small muscles in their hands are important and help our little ones draw, brush their teeth, get dressed, and use cutlery.  

 
For May, download and print these adorable scissor practice sheets. You can print in color or black and white
 
 
Curved line cutting practice
Curved line cutting practice
Free printable cutting lines worksheets
Free printable cutting lines worksheets
 
 
 

Easter Before and After Letter Practice

Are you looking for practice for alphabetical order without the traditional putting words into alphabetical order? This practice sheet would be great for your students. The students write the letter that comes before and after the letter shown for each question. 


You can print and have students write directly on the sheet or you can print and place it in a dry-erase pocket so you can print once and use it many times. 
 
You could also use magnet letters with this sheet by laminating the sheet and then asking students to place the letter that goes before and after! Now you can use the printable over and over, plus kids are having a hands-on experience. 
 
 
alphabet before and after worksheets pdf
 
 
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Ziplock Bag Tracing Activities for Handwriting and Phonics Activities

Are you looking for an activity you can use over and over with students or kids? Ziplock tracing is a great activity to practice handwriting, sight words, and so much more. 

 
The best part of this post and learning resource is this post will continue to grow as I create more Ziplock bag tracing sheets for you to use with your students or kids. 
 
 
Tip: Be sure to cut an inch or two at the top to help the page fit perfectly into the ziplock gallon-sized bag.  Also, don’t feel the need to remove the writing on the bag, flip it over and use the side without writing. 
 
Home activities for homeschool
homeschool activities for preschool kids
 
 
 
 
 

St Patrick's Day Before and After Letter Practice

Are you looking for practice for alphabetical order without the traditional putting words into alphabetical order? This practice sheet would be great for your students. The students write the letter that comes before and after the letter shown for each question.

You can print and have students write directly on the sheet or you can print and place it in a dry-erase pocket so you can print once and use it many times.
You could also use magnet letters with this sheet by laminating the sheet and then asking students to place the letter that goes before and after! Now you can use the printable over and over, plus kids are having a hands-on experience.
abc order worksheets for kindergarten
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When Should You Teach Your Child to Identify Shapes and Colors (Plus Free Resources)

free printables for toddlers with shapes
Parents often wonder when they should begin working on different concepts with their children, like shapes and colors. Most children will be ready to start learning their shapes and colors when they are 18 months old. The most important advice I can provide parents is that every child is different, and some children may need until two years old to learn their shapes and colors.
The key to teaching your child shapes and colors is to start during play. When you are building with blocks or playdough, talk about the color. For example, “I will put the yellow block at the top” or “I like how you made the cat out of the pink playdough.” Then move into asking them what color or shape things are around the house and while you are out of the house.
Then you can look to start using printables like the one below. There are different ways you can use the printables after you have printed them.
  • Lay them out and ask your child to pick any card they’d like to tell you what the color or shape is.
  • Play goldfish
  • Match the shape to the word of the shape
  • Hide them around the house and tell your child if they find all the cards and tell you what they are when they find them then, they will earn a surprise!
To help the cards last longer, laminate the cards. The laminator I use at home can be found here.
colors worksheets for preschoolers free printables pdf
colors worksheets for preschoolers free printables pdf
colors worksheets for preschoolers free printables pdf
colors worksheets for preschoolers free printables pdf
colors worksheets for preschoolers free printables pdf

Help Your Little One Prepare for Pre-K and Kindergarten Series (Part 4: Scissor Skills)

Our little ones will be heading to Kindergarten in just a few short months. So this series was born! We all want our little one to be prepared and successful in Kindergarten.

So for each week in June, July, and August, you’ll find a quick activity to do with your little one to help get them ready. This practice is also beneficial for parents with three years and four years to prepare for Pre-K or help them in Pre-K.  Head below this post for links to other posts with practice freebies.

This FREE Scissor Skills Pack includes 5 no-prep pages.  Just print and they are ready to go! I recommend that your child colors the pictures, traces the lines, and then cuts along the dashed lines.

Scissor skills and practice
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