This time of year, working on Occupational Therapy goals like scissor skills can be difficult for kids who are more excited than Santa's elves. Sometimes, you have areas you need to work on even though the kids are more excited about all of the exciting sights that the Christmas season brings.
Christmas Tree Scissor Skills craft can help kids work on cutting on lines and scissor control with a fun, holiday craft that will bring smiles from your little elves!
Christmas Tree Scissor Skills Craft for kids
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You might have seen this scissor skill craft on our OT Christmas calendar where we shared a month of Christmas-y Occupational Therapy activities. The idea actually was one we shared a few years (really, we've been around for years! It sounds so weird to actually say that!) with our icicle scissor skills craft.
To practice scissor skills with a festive, Christmas tree spin, use Green Cardstockto cut triangles. Cutting card stock provides a greater resistance than regular printer paper and is a great way for beginner scissor users to learn to cut on lines accurately, with precision.
Draw long lines from one edge of the paper to the other so children can cut along one line without turning the page. This craft can be modified for older children by drawing triangles on the page to allow the child to turn the page to cut around a sharp angle.
Draw short lines on a strip of Brown Cardstock to practice snipping in one solid cut. Holding a strip of paper with short cuts is perfect for beginner scissor users.
Next, have the child to glue the trunks onto the green triangles.
Use these Christmas Trees in a math activity like we did here, or string them across your living room in a Christmas-y garland.
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