This Christmas scissor skills activity is a simple and effective way for kids to get cutting practice. The end result are cute kid-made gift tags!
- Construction paper
- Christmas cookie cutters (or you could freehand them)
- Black crayon
Trace the Christmas shapes onto the construction paper with the black crayon and you are good to go!
Christmas Scissor Skills Cutting Practice
There really isn’t much to this. I just gave my son the construction paper sheets with Christmas shapes on them. I told him he was going to make gift tags for the presents we were giving out.
He was very excited to begin with, but to be honest, he did eventually get a bit frustrated. This is typical for him. I just kept encouraging him and in some instances I helped him a bit. He did stick with it and cut most of the shapes out.
In hindsight, I wish I would have kept the shapes a bit more simple. I would just do triangles for Christmas trees, the bells and the stocking. If your child is still struggling with scissor skills, I would recommend you do the same. The gingerbread man legs and arms were too frustrating and so was the skinny/curved candy cane.
He still surprised me with his dedication and he made great progress with just this one activity!
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