Looking for a fine motor skills activity for December? Cutting Santa’s beard is a great way for little hands to practice cutting skills this holiday season.
Trim Santa’s beard with these free beard-trimming pages. This Christmas activity will be a big hit with Preschool aged or Kindergarten students and will give them plenty of practice tracing or cutting lines.
Strengthen hand-eye coordination by tracing the dotted lines. Or have your child cut along each line. Young children will have so much fun with these different beard haircuts. They are the perfect addition to a classroom, homeschool curriculum, or even a fun at home activity during Christmas break.
Print the pages onto card stock or construction paper. The thicker paper is easiest to hold and cut for young learners.
The Santa printable pages include:
- curvy lines
- zig zag lines
- long lines
- short lines
- straight lines
There is even a free printable worksheet that has a blank beard. This allows you to add different line styles that aren’t already featured. Or it can be a simpler cutting activity by offering a blank page without lines to follow. This is great for introducing and teaching scissors skills in a super fun way.
Download the Santa’s Beard Scissor Skills Worksheets
Christmas Cutting Practice
Looking for more easy activities to practice scissor skills during December?
This free printable emphasizes scissor skills, shape identification, and sorting by size as you build Christmas trees.
How Wee Learn uses a paper plate as Santa’ beard to make snips in. This is perfect for beginners and becomes a fun Christmas decoration.
If your child is ready for more advanced cuts, try this Nativity Shape craft. Challenge your child to cut out the shapes themselves.
Preschool Cut and Paste Printables
Cut these puzzles into strips of paper, mix them up, and then put them in numerical order. Then, paste them onto the puzzle mat. This free activity is an easy way to practice so many skills in a fun way. These printables feature some of your child’s favorite characters and themes.