We love using cutting strips as a fun way to practice scissor skills. I recently read an article about how young children are starting to have less developed hand muscles and poor scissor and pencil grasp. This really stood out to me. So, I started working on developing fun and engaging ways to develop those hand-muscles, for example, with our Easter cutting strips!
Use these printables as Easter Cutting Strips or as Easter Tracing Strips to create beautiful, engaging Easter activities your students will love! Grab them for free at the end of this article!
Easter Tracing or Cutting Strips
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
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Children start by learning to snip then transition 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.
After the child snips the pieces of paper, you can use them to create a patterning work, or have the child glue the pieces onto a paper to create a work of art.
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!
You can use these for tracing or cutting. You can laminate them, and present with a dry erase marker for multiple use. Or use a pen or pencil.
Get your set of Easter Cutting Strips
- 6 snipping strips for tracing or cutting
- 12 long strips for tracing or cutting
Easter Cutting Strips