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Gingerbread Man Preschool Cutting Practice

Keep little hands busy with this simple gingerbread man preschool activity that sneaks in fine motor skills.  Bring out the gingerbread men and work on scissor skills!  Add some kid-safe scissors, and you've set up a cutting tray that is perfect for preschoolers!

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Gingerbread Man Preschool Activities - scissor skills tray

Right around 2 to 3 years old, each of my kiddos became very interested in using scissors.  Thankfully, more often than not, they practiced this new skill with paper!  

With the Christmas season upon us, I've joined the Virtual Book Club this week in creating an activity to go along with the book, Gingerbread Baby.

It's simple to put together!

It's low-prep!

It's a festive way to work on scissor skills!


Gingerbread Man Preschool Activity

I picked up a couple packages of foam gingerbread men last year, but you can also create your own gingerbread men with brown construction paper.

With a black marker, draw a vertical line down each gingerbread man.

Draw various types of lines- straight, wavy, zig-zag, etc.

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Preschool Cutting Practice with Gingerbread Men

If your child needs help, model for him/her how to properly hold scissors.  I LOVE this tip from Sight and Sound Reading on how to hold scissors!

Encourage your child to cut down the black line of the gingerbread man.  

This is a fun, festive way to work on preschool cutting practice!

You can re-use this activity another day as a matching game, too!

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