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This Valentine's Day booklet has 14 beginning cutting activities designed by an occupational therapist. It introduces basic scissors skills to young children and offers extra practice to build mastery.
Starting with snipping and ending with squares, kids complete 14 Valentine's Day themed activities that address basic scissors skills. Print these pages on card stock to make it easier for kids to manipulate and turn the pages. Heavier paper also addresses and improves a child’s hand strength.
What else does this resource provide?
1- POSTER: The 3 T’s: Rules for Using Scissors
Post these in your classroom to teach everyone these three
important tips to help kids cut safely and efficiently.
2- Scissors Skills Developmental Milestones
Learn the typical sequence in which children master scissors
What is the teaching sequence in this resource for scissors skills?
2: Cut Straight Lines
3: Cut Zig Zag Lines
4: Cut Curvy Lines
5: Cut Spirals
6: Cut Circles
7: Cut Squares
What are the 14 Valentine's Day scissors activities?
1- Decorate a Valentine
2- Valentine’s Candy
3- Match Hearts
4- Match Cupids
5- Plant Flowers
6- Cupid’s Arrows
7- Flower Petals
8- Valentine’s Cards
9- Make Ribbons
10- Classroom Decorations
11- Box of Chocolates
12- Pretty Heart
13- Valentine’s Presents
14- Matching Squares
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