How is it that apple and pumpkin time is here already? I seriously already have all sorts of apple pie and pumpkin pie plans going on in my head. Y is begging to get baking, and I’m excited for scarves and tea! Fall is my favourite! Naturally, this means tons of apple activities, pumpkin activities, and all sorts of Montessori fall-themed activities are coming this month! Are you ready?

For now, you can grab my free apple cutting strips and learn how we use them to teach scissor skills below!

Montessori Fall Activities – Apple Cutting Strips

Age: 2+

Why: Practice scissor skills, using proper and safe grasp while neatly cutting along the dashed line.

Toddlers and children learning to use scissors, first learn to ‘snip’ paper rather than cut along a longer line. These printables are perfect for children learning to snip or transitioning to cutting along lines.

Strips such as these provide opportunities for working on scissor grasp with a visually appealing pattern.

Note: When presenting cutting strips, be sure to provide a bowl or plate for your child to place the cut pieces.

Aside from the cutting strips for snipping, this set also comes with two pages of increasingly difficult pattern lines to cut along. These come in stages of increasingly complicated patterns to follow!

To teach children to use scissors, I always start off with snipping, then straight lines, then more complicated patterns. The PDF file actually includes the strips in order of increasing difficulty for your convenience so you don’t even need to think about it!

Get Your Apple Cutting Strips


  • 4 apple themed snipping strips
  • Total of 12 cutting or writing strips in increasingly difficult progression


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