The skills children acquire in fine motor activities such as cutting simple shapes go beyond just the production of a craft; although that, too, has its rewards. The ability to grasp and manipulate transfers to future writing skills, the dedication to the task involved becomes the ability to concentrate and the completion of a satisfying project builds pride, self-esteem and confidence. Until now, it has been difficult to find simple enough shapes, round enough corners, thick enough lines, gentle enough angles or useful enough objects for early scissor skills experiences. Here are 28 perfect patterns! The subjects were selected especially for the early childhood curriculum and suggestions for use offer creative tips and ideas.