Teaching kids to use scissors is easier and more fun with this cut out scarecrow kids activity.
Whesn we talk about motor skills, we are talking about all the movements that human beings carry out, and it is linked with cognitive, social, and affective development.
Fine motor skills are a consequence of the perfection of gross motor skills, which occurs due to the brain's maturation.
Fine motor skills include the precise hand, feet, fingers, mouth, and tongue movements, and are called movements with useful meaning.
If we want to enhance children's fine motor skills, we must consider the earlier this stimulation begins, the better the results will be. At this age, boys and girls have greater brain plasticity meaning that they are completely open to learn and develop their skills.
A skill child get through the stimulation and precision of their hands' movements is the ability to cut with scissors, a hard task for them, but that increases their autonomy and independence.
Children will use scissors a lot during their scholar life. By using scissors, children are developing memory, attention, hand-eye coordination, and brain.
We must offer an environment where children can safely develop their skills. For example, scissors must be a blunt end to avoid accidents.
Children must be seated at a table where they feel comfortable. According to children's skills, they can cut paper sheets freely, and we can increase the difficulty level little by little.
It's normal children do not know how to use scissors and misplace their fingers. We need to show them how to do it and then ask them to repeat it. We must be patient because it takes time to enhance this ability in children.
THEME: FINE MOTOR SKILLS - TEACHING KIDS TO USE SCISSORS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Using a scissor
Age: 4-6 years old children
Goal: Teach kids how to use a scissor properly.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This teaching kids to use scissors activity is designed to be done autonomously by following adult instructions.
- Accuracy in hand and finger movements
- Following instructions
- Color paper sheets
- Blunt-end scissors
Draw a scarecrow body in the color paper using geometrical shapes. See image.
Cut out each shape.
Place the shapes in the right place until creating a scarecrow.
A scarecrow made with geometrical shapes for teaching kids to use scissors.
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HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS TEACHING KIDS TO USE SCISSORS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this teaching kids how to use scissors activity with younger children. To make it easier, the adult can draw the geometrical shapes, and children can cut out or rip the color paper to decorate the scarecrow.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
It is necessary to increase the difficulty level to do this kids activity with older children. For example, they can cut out smaller shapes so they can practice cutting and improve the accuracy of their movements.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - LET'S CUT OUT THE SCARECROW FOR TEACHING KIDS TO USE SCISSORS
Here you will find a step-by-step explanation of the "LET'S CUT OUT THE SCARECROW" teaching kids how to use scissors activity. This activity was designed for 4-6 years old children where they draw geometrical shapes to create a scarecrow. This activity will develop skills such as hand and finger movements, concentration, and following instructions. They will need color paper sheets, blunt-end scissors, and markers.
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