What Is Hiding In the Grass? Preschool Cutting Practice

4.25.2014

Make this creative cutting practice activity/craft with your preschooler or Kindergartener; it's a fun way to add in some scissor practice into your day.  Enjoy this fine motor skills activity perfect for spring as your child cuts the ''grass'' to find the flowers and bugs that are hiding there!  What is hiding in the grass?  You will have to cut away to find out!

*UPDATE:    Activity now includes printable download!

CUTTING PRACTICE FOR PRESCHOOL


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 that give her the opportunity to use scissors and practice cutting. 

Cutting practice is a wonderful opportunity to also work on strengthening fine motor control, so this What is Hiding in the Grass? Cutting Activity was perfect for her!  Working with scissors is also great for hand-eye coordination.

Encourage cutting practice for preschoolers and Kindergarten with this cute activity!


CUTTING PRACTICE FOR PRESCHOOL


This preschool cutting practice activity would be a fun go-along activity for the book, In the Tall Tall Grass or any other fun spring themed book.

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To set up this activity, I enlarged a piece of Spring clipart from mycutegraphics.com in Word OR save some time and download a colored or black and white copy of the background we used at the end of the post!

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

CUTTING PRACTICE FOR PRESCHOOL

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

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...  

Just what is hiding in the grass??  

She had to cut away to find out!

CUTTING PRACTICE FOR PRESCHOOL


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!  

SCISSOR PRACTICE

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

Once the grass has been cut, use this opportunity to talk about the colors you see, and count the bugs and flowers!  

PRESCHOOL CUTTING PRACTICE

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.

OR, PRINT THE ACTIVITY!

  • for personal use only
  • do not alter, copy, sell, host, or upload printable work

Have fun cutting!

MORE CUTTING PRACTICE FOR PRESCHOOL

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





Comments

  1. Ohhhh, this is brilliant! I love it!

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

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

    Mars M.
    www.montessoriinmars.blogspot.com

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  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 - http://www.supermommyclub.com/super-mommy-club-week-2/

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