Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Save the Spider {preschool cutting practice}

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Mastering the art of cutting can be tricky for preschoolers.  Bear, now 5 yrs, has had open access to his child-safe scissors since he was almost 3.5.  So he's practiced cutting sporadically over the years. At the time of this spider cutting practice activity, Bear had just turned 4. 
 
To prep for it, I created a word document with a spider clip art and then created several lines to simulate a web.  I made the lines straight and simple.  The goal of this activity was for him to save the spider from the web by cutting it apart on the lines. 
 
 
After Bear was done with the cutting, he wanted to save his project.  so I gave him a piece of construction paper and a glue stick.  Then he put the pieces back together like a puzzle and glued it down so it could be hung on the wall.
 

 What are ways you get your preschooler more comfortable and skilled at cutting?
 
 

 
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1 comment:

Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories said...

My son loves his scissors. Usually he just cuts randomly, but sometimes I can get him to be more intentional. He'll love this spider cutting practice.

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