Practicing cutting develops a child’s fine motor skills and is the first pre-writing skill they learn. Set aside a few learning centers to help children gain confidence by using work sheets and some of the additional sources below.
Scissor Cutting Skills: This article explains the importance of scissor cutting and also the basics of teaching a child how to cut with scissors.
Basic Cutting Worksheets: Practice cutting along straight lines, curves and zig zags,
Advanced Cutting Worksheets: Shapes, spirals, fringes and waves.
Paint Sample Cutting: Collect a variety of paint samples and have the children practice cutting on the white lines to cut the colors apart.
Snip it Pictures: Cut little snip its squares, circles or rectangles out of construction paper to fill in the basic outline shape.