Last month we shared with you to the various levels of cutting in our Dino Cutting activity.
To recap there are 3 levels:
  • Snipping – cutting though a paper with one cutting motion
  • Fringe – cutting a paper with 1 or more cuts, but without going all the way through the paper
  • Straights & Curves – this is classic cutting as you know it; cutting on a line in any direction.
This month we are going to continue with our cutting practice and add some tracing practice to the mix.
Grab a FREE copy of the Fall Tracing and Cutting Practice template HERE!

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Writing

  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Writing

  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)

Required Materials

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Tracing and Cutting Practice Sheets

*Glue

*Markers

Step #1
Print out the Fall Tracing and Cutting Template.
Step #2
Start with the tracing page. Encourage your Lil’ to trace over the various lines.
This may be difficult for your Lil’. Encourage them to do their best.
Step #3
Cut the cutting pages on the solid lines so that your Lil’ can cut more manageable sized pieces.
Step #4

Invite your Lil’ to cut on the practice sheets.

Start with the snipping sheets and then move along with your child’s ability level. If they are not ready for Straights and Curves skip over them.

Teacher Tip

It may be helpful to put a small piece of tape around the thumb hole on the scissors. Then give your Lil’ the cue that their thumb should be in the hole with the tape on it and they should be able to see the tape when cutting. This will help them hold the scissors correctly.

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