Here’s a great idea for Halloween Scissors Practice!
If you have extra Halloween stickers (or any extra stickers at all), this is the activity for you!
Use the extra stickers to make cutting strips. Challenge your child to cut in between each sticker. Thinner strips allow your child to be successful at cutting the strip with just one snip and the wider strip (bottom) will challenge your child to cut through the strip with two or three cutting motions.
After your child cuts the strips into pieces, use them for sorting, counting, or patterning.
Friday 11th of November 2011
Thank you so much for this idea! My 3 year old daughter had such a great time cutting apart turkey stickers and other Thanksgiving stickers, and she hasn't been very interested in any other cutting activities I have suggested before. She asked twice to to more! And she extended the activity herself by trimming around the stickers...much more complicated than anything I thought she could do at this point! She wanted to use the cut-outs to decorate our table for Thanksgiving...like confetti. So fun! Thanks!
Thursday 27th of October 2011
This is a great activity. It seems so simple, but little ones need practice using scissors that isn't too hard. This one is perfect for beginning scissor users. I'm going to share this on Reddit with the label parenting. I hope a bunch of parents try this out.
Wednesday 26th of October 2011
I think JDaniel is up for this challenge.