This scissor skills activity is great to include in a spring preschool unit (gardening, Easter, vegetables).

Practicing Scissor Skills with Carrot Stems

The other day I was doing some kitchen lessons on chopping carrots with my preschoolers, and just as I was about to discard the stems my son started using his scissors to cut the greens! I was happy to let him continue cutting, since practicing scissor skills is one of the preschool activities he seems…

Tips for teaching toddlers and preschoolers how to develop scissor skills

Tips for Teaching Scissor Skills

I know there are many educators (both homeschool and classroom teachers), who fear keeping scissors out for kids to use. They put glitter and paint in the same category as scissors- a preschool version of TNT that should be kept under lock and key! But I’ve been giving my toddlers and preschoolers access to (kid-friendly)…

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The Best Scissors to Introduce to Preschoolers

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links}  It happens every. single. year. I walk up and down the school supply aisle at Target feeling slightly overwhelmed at all the choices. “Should I get my preschooler the triangular pencils? Round chubby ones? Do they have to be Ticonderoga?? Do schools still require #2 pencils?…

Practice scissor skills with preschoolers using this (surprisingly fun!) material!

Straw Cutting Tray

This post contains affiliate links My oldest son loves to practice with his scissors…to an extent. Cutting paper doesn’t necessarily excite him.  He usually wants to cut everything else, though! Play dough snakes, plants, even coupons are more interesting than following a simple dotted line on a plain paper! And who says he has to…

Nature cutting tray for preschool scissor skills

Nature Cutting Tray

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links}  It’s been a good long time since I’ve made made a new cutting tray for my preschoolers. It’s not that we haven’t been doing them (in the last two weeks we’ve re-done the “Spider Web Cutting Tray” and the “Recyclables Cutting Tray“), it’s just I haven’t…

“The Very Busy Spider” Cutting Activity

{For your convenience, this post may contain affiliate links} Scissors can be a scary thing to introduce to toddlers. Will they cut themselves? Will they cut their hair (or someone else’s hair?!?) Do they really need to learn to use scissors yet? Of course there’s always a risk of cutting things other than the items…

Christmas Cutting Tray

{This post contains affiliate links}   We finally took down our Christmas boxes from the rafters. I wanted to take my time and nostalgically look at each piece that I’ve collected over our 11 years of marriage, but I’ve got two energetic boys who aren’t really interested in nostalgia. They want to play! (well, one…