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In the Tall, Tall Grass Preschool Scissor Skills Activity

Working on scissor skills with your preschooler?  Try this fun, hands-on scissor skills activity!  Your preschooler will love "cutting the grass" to find the flowers and/or bugs hiding there!  This is a perfect fine motor skills activity for spring! 

cutting grass preschool scissor skills

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!  

Preschool Scissor Skills Activity

This simple fine motor activity would be a fun go-along activity for the book, In the Tall Tall Grass.


To set up this activity, I enlarged a piece of Spring clipart from in Word.  

After printing it out, I added some colorful butterfly stickers.  

spring preschool scissor skills activity

 I cut a green sheet of construction paper, creating vertical strips to resemble grass and glued the edge to the bottom of the clipart.

preschool scissor skills - cutting grass

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!

preschool scissor skills activity

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!  

preschool scissor skills activity

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

In the Tall, Tall Grass Preschool Fine Motor Activity

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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What is Hiding in the Grass? Cutting Activity is part of an on-going series, Fine Motor Fridays.  Stop by to see what other Fine Motor activities are being shared today!

Looking for more hands-on "spring" theme activities for your 3-5 year old?!  Take a look at our Spring Preschool Unit Lesson Plans

“Celebrate the beauty of spring flowers, rain showers and sprouting gardens with these playful learning activities.”

Get ready for fun and learning with preschool unit lesson plans for Spring. This thematic unit is packed with literature based activities that are easy to prepare and fun to implement.

Using several well-loved Children's Literature selections, your child will make connections in math, reading, fine motor skills, art, sensory play, and more!  through hands-on SPRING theme activities! 

spring preschool unit lesson plans

99 fine motor ideas for ages 1 to 5

5 comments on "In the Tall, Tall Grass Preschool Scissor Skills Activity"
  1. Ohhhh, this is brilliant! I love it!

  2. What a fun scissors activity! My daughter needs work on this skill, she'd love this too!

  3. This looks so much fun! I will try this with the children in my class. :)

    Mars M.

  4. Clare Swindlehurst1:52 AM, May 01, 2014

    Hi Kristina - I've pinned this to my Tots School board for when the time is right for us. It looks like great fun. I'm also inviting you to join my party - I hope you'll stop by -


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