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Broken Hearts: Valentines Scissor Skills Practice

Little Sis LOVES scissors and cutting right now, so I put together this Broken Hearts:  Valentines Cutting Activity together for her to do.  I love that it was super simple to put together, yet works on some very important skills-- fine motor skills.  Gotta strengthen those fingers!

valentines cutting practice
To encourage her love of cutting and to continue to work on this particular skill, I gave her a tray of foam hearts with various types of lines to practice cutting.  Little Sis cut them up to form broken hearts.

I picked up a pack of foam hearts at Target for a $1. I drew dotted lines on several hearts, giving Little Sis something to follow as she cut through the hearts.

cutting practice

This activity could also be used with construction paper hearts.  Little Sis actually had some difficulty cutting and I am not sure if it was the foam {I was able to cut through it just fine} or the cheap-o scissors from the Dollar Store?!  Either way, she enjoyed her cutting practice activity!

I cannot recall giving her a task such as this where she had to follow the line as she cut, so for it being her first time, I thought she did a great job!  She was very focused on this activity. 
Will you be having some Valentine themed fun in your homeschool/ classroom?  I'd love to hear about it!

This activity is part of the ongoing Fine Motor Friday series.
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