Little Sister, who is three years old, has been so into using the scissors lately. Right now, she has been cutting slits into the paper and also cutting tiny pieces. She has taken a huge interest and cutting things like her big brother does which is still a bit hard for her. So far we have practiced simple things such as cutting a straw into tiny pieces and cutting long strips of paper into squares, among other things.
I was so excited when Totschooling offered a chance to review her printable The Ultimate Art Skills Activity Pack. I love how many skills are practiced! There are activities for cutting, pasting, tracing, coloring, and drawing. The illustration are fun too and are appealing to my daughter who excitedly talked about all the different pages when we first browsed it.
A little bit about The Ultimate Art Skills Activity Pack:
The pack features 20 engaging activities for kids ages two and a half to age six to learn how to cut, paste, trace, color, and draw. The printables helps them improve their skills in a creative way. It start out with simple scissors skills and then progresses to more difficult scissor skills such as zig-zags, waves, and circles. By the end of the pack, your little one will be a cutting pro!
We have done several of the activities so far and Little Sister has enjoyed each one. She gets excited doing the pages that look like puzzles, “Look Mom, it goes like this!” She understands that the dashed lines are for tracing and then either Big Brother or myself read her the short instruction for the drawing parts. For now, we have been doing one a day as part of our ‘home preschool’ activities that we do together.
I would definitely recommend this colorful kit to anyone with kids who are wanting to learn how to cut or would like more practice/improvement with their current skills.
Ever wonder about the quality of kids scissors or what the difference between them are? Stop by Teach Preschool to see her Choosing Scissors for your Preschooler article.