Great cutting practice for beginners! Also increases hand strength and sharpens fine motor skills.
"PK Cutting Practice: Week One" worksheet is intended to be used once daily for at least one week. Students who are ready can graduate to the "PK Cutting Practice: Week Two" worksheet, and finally move on to "PK Cutting Practice: Week Three" worksheet. As we know well, each child is unique and may take more or less time to graduate through the worksheets.
I created and used these worksheets for my own PK3 class, and all 14 students were cutting professionals within a month, even those who were picking up scissors for the first time! However, use your best judgement! You know your sweet students best!
Can be used as a morning activity, center-enrichment, etc.
Using the PK Cutting Practice worksheets made assessments easier, as well. I kept the first copy each week with the student's personal file and sent the rest of the copies home so parents could see their child's progress. I think you'll be very happy with the results!
*HIGHLY recommend lift-assist scissors to start. Dollar Tree sells them! Here's a link - http://www.dollartree.com/Kids-Safety-Cut-Scissors-5-/p2258/index.pro
**Printing on card stock is not advised for beginners. However, when my class completed these worksheets, they were soon cutting card stock without any difficulty.