I have a small obsession with helping kids learn how to use scissors. It was one of my favorite areas to work on in the school-based Occupational Therapy setting. (And I’ve got a few scissor skills activities to show for it!)
Today’s activity is all about scissors, cutting on lines, and leaves. This Fall, use those pretty leaves before they are covered with snow and practice cutting on lines.
This scissor skills activity is completely easy. Go outside and gather some pretty fall leaves. Like our leaf hole punch activity (also very good for working on scissor skills), you want leaves that are not crunchy and are freshly fallen. You might want to gather leaves that are still on the tree for easier cutting of lines. If you are working simply on the snipping of scissors, totally go for those crunchy leaves. They provide a fun auditory feedback to the snipping of scissors and fun Fall confetti!
Cutting the leaves gets you whiffs of the leaves, too. What a great way to incorporate the sense of smell into a scissor activity.
Practice line awareness with scissors using Fall leaves
Use this scented scissor skills activity to help kids learn graded scissor use in a fun way!