Inside: Preschool Scissor Skills Worksheets for practicing fine motor skills all year long!
Scissors may be a preschooler's favorite art supply, but it takes time to teach them how to use scissors properly. Providing scissor worksheets for preschool is a great way for children to practice their scissor skills without causing damage to furniture or themselves.
Learning to use scissors allow preschoolers to practice their fine motor skills and work on hand-eye coordination, important skills to begin writing correctly. They are also a great way for parents to help increase the independence of their children, while also fostering self-confidence in them.
There are some important lessons to teach children about scissors before you begin allowing them to be used in the classroom or at home.
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Teaching Kids How to Hold Scissors
It is important to teach kids how to use scissors properly so they will not hurt themselves or others around them.
A few things we should teach all students:
As the adults, it's important we give them to best resources to learn with. Make sure you give them safety scissors at first, or blunt nosed scissors to reduce their likelihood to accidently hurt themselves or others. Here are a few options:
Above I've linked different scissors you can use with your child. The first is a set of scissors with a comfy handle, the second is a set of safety scissors. The last is a set of left handed scissors. If your child is struggling a lot with holding scissors correctly, it's possible they are left handed.
My child is left handed and it was a game changer for him when we purchased him left handed scissors. We thought he was just stubborn, or doing things wrong on purpose. Don't be like me! Just buy the left handed scissors!
Helpful Supplies for Scissor Skills Worksheets
As always, I recommend putting all of this together ahead of time to keep the unnecessary chaos out of our lives. It's exciting to get new printables, so make sure you print them all ahead of time! My main scissor skills worksheet set is over one hundred pages!
I like to print the whole packet before I even bring it out to my children. I don't want them impatiently waiting at the printer, or grabbing things before they're ready.
If you're doing these at home or in the classroom, I recommend getting everything put together the night before.
These are so easy to put together, but you don't want to have any added stress so gather your supplies and print them off.
Here is the list of everything you need.
-The printable (OF COURSE!) grab it here: Prewriting Practice Sheets for Preschoolers
-Scissors- I have always had a difficult time with letting my kids use scissors, but since my son has been home for preschool this year, we have embraced the scissor skills, even though I'm still genuinely terrified he will find them and cut off his beautiful curly hair. We all fear kids with scissors, right?
See? I told you it's not that much! You can do this!
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How to Use Preschool Scissor Skills Worksheets
I'm probably going to say this a thousand times, but these scissor skills worksheets are SO easy, you'll have no issues with them. Cutting practice with preschoolers can be the easiest part of your day! They're self explanitory, they're simple and easy. They're perfect!
Just print it off.
If this is your child's first time with scissors, make sure you're going over the important things we talked about earlier in this post. Always have the blades facing the ground when walking with scissors, make sure they're closed while you're not using them, and they are not toys. Scissors are a tool we use while learning.
What Skills Do Scissors Develop?
Cutting things for the first time takes a lot of patience. Students will be using muscles they have not used much before, so it's common and easy for their hands to get tired quickly.
The muscles they develop when cutting will help them when it's time to begin writing. Using scissors will help your child work on their fine motor skills and coordination.
Other similar activities that work the same muscles are things like using tweezers to work on their pincher grip, or using a q-tip to dot around a letter.
Using this Printable with Your Children
There are TONS of ways to use these, I left them open to be able to be used in several different ways to make sure they work for every family.
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Other Fun Ways to Use These Cutting Practice Worksheets for Preschoolers
Here are a few ways to use these printables besides just using them to practice cutting with your children:
Other Ways to Learn with Tracing and Cutting Worksheets
We encourage a lot of questions and discussions, and the different pages can give you lots of topics to talk about.
A big topic in our house recently has been numbers. Take two of the number pages and talk about which one is a bigger number, can you count from the smaller number to the larger number?
On the letter tracing pages, each page has three objects that begin with that letter. So a has an apple, axe and ant. We talk about what those objects are, then we talk about what color they are or can be (did you know ants can be red, black, or even brown?) and other discussions like that.
There are so many different ways to bring learning into your every day life with your child.
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