Cutting flower stems in preschool

Cutting flower stems in preschool Perhaps I should have titled this post "Attempting to cut flower stems in preschool" because child scissors don't make much of a dent in the stems. However, one of our students figured out how to make this work.... These are left-over stems from our flower bouquets which I posted about yesterday here for painting and here for flower canvas.... This little girl figured out that it was easiest to bend [...]

By | May 11th, 2011|Categories: Centers, Fine Motor Skills|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Preschoolers need opportunities to develop their cutting skills

Give your preschoolers opportunities to develop their cutting skills but before you do so consider a few of the following suggestions: Make sure scissors will actually cut. If you can't cut a piece of paper with the child-sized scissors you select then chances are, your preschoolers wont be able to either. Have left and right handed scissors available. Teach your preschoolers how to hold the scissors correctly and how to open and close the scissor [...]