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Gingerbread Baby Scissor Skills Activity

Keep little hands busy with this simple gingerbread fine motor skills activity.  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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preschool gingerbread scissor skills

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 a festive way to work on scissor skills!


Gingerbread Fine Motor Skills

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.

preschool gingerbread fine motor skills idea

If your child needs help, model for you child how to properly hold scissors.

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

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

Christmas Scissor Skills

If you have a scissor obsessed kiddo who loves cutting things, try these other activities to keep those little hands busy:

More ways to Learn and Play: Gingerbread!