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In the Tall, Tall Grass Scissor Skills Activity


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!  

In the Tall Tall Grass Fine Motor  Skills Cutting Activity

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.  

in the tall tall grass 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.

spring scissor skills

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 idea

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

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

creative preschool scissor skills

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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