Scissor Skills Activities for Kids

Scissor skills were one of my favorite things to work on as a pediatric occupational therapist.  There are so many fun ways to practice the skill of cutting lines. and the areas that need working on for improved accuracy can vary so mcu from child to child.  Lines, paper thickness, and even scissors can be moditfied.  Hand strengthening activities can happen.  Line difficulty can be graded in intensity.  Kids can get excited when they get to cut out a favorite charater or shape.  Practice can happen by cutting string, straws, fun paper, play dough, therapy-putty, index cards, tissue paper…and so much more.  This was one fun area when it came to tips from the OT!
The features from this week’s Share It Saturday link up had some great scissor cutting activities to share.  These posts had great activities for scissor control, practice, and just festive fun!  Check out the posts below for lots of great scissor using ideas.
Scissor Skills Activities for Kids

Scissor Skills Activities for Kids:

Valentine’s Day Cutting Skills Activity Tray from Little Bins for Little Hands

Cutting Skills Sun Craft from De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire

Cut Snowflakes from Newspaper from Buggy and Buddy

City Landscape Collage from EduArt 4 Kids

Improving Scissor Skills with Play Dough from The OT Toolbox

Cutting Foam Beads for Scissor Use

Use Stickers to Help with Scissor Skills 

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