"What is Hiding in the Grass?" Cutting Activity

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My 3 year old loves any chance she gets to use scissors, so to prevent any cutting mis-haps {know what I mean?}, I like to present fun, hands-on activities like this spring themed cutting activity.  Scissor skills are an important fine motor skill for little ones to learn, so What is Hiding in the Grass? Cutting Activity was perfect for her!  
Fine Motor  Skills Cutting Activity

Spring Scissor Skills Activity

To set up this activity, I enlarged a piece of Spring clipart from mycutegraphics.com in Word.  After printing it out, I added some colorful butterfly stickers.  
 I cut a green sheet of construction paper, creating vertical strips to resemble grass and glued the edge to the bottom of the clipart.

My 3 year old came over without any prompting and picked up the scissors; she was ready to cut!  I helped her hold the scissors correctly initially, but she got the hang of it and started to cut away the grass...  What is Hiding in the Grass??  She had to snip away to find out!

The activity didn't last long, but she did cut every blade of grass almost to the bottom where it was glued!  I didn't think she would cut that much off!  

Finally, the grass is trimmed!  I see flowers, butterflies, and a caterpillar!

To create your own What is Hiding in the Grass? Cutting Activity, simply create a scene using clipart, stickers, and/or free-hand and glue on some construction paper grass.  Have fun cutting!

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