Cutting Activities
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IDEAS TO IMPROVE CUTTING SKILLS

 

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Pretend the scissors are alligators taking big chomps.
 

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Cut playdough, gak or silly putty
 

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Cut ends of licorice to make straws; cut tops off fruit snacks, cut up pieces of string cheese, etc.
 

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Cut up straws to make beads
 

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Cut strips to make paper chains
 

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Cut up magazine pictures to make puzzles
 

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Use cutting projects to make finger puppets, paper airplanes, etc.
 

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Go outside and cut grass or dandelions with scissors, a good spring activity!
 

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Tape large sheets of paper around the top of a small table and have children sit on the floor and cut up to the top to make fringed sides.
 

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To make cutting fun, draw an eye on each side of the paper and pretend the scissors are sharks, dinosaurs (or other favorite animal) that are hungry. 
 

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Cut up junk mail!