Preschool Scissor Skills on Santas beard

December Preschool Scissor Skills | M is for Monster

December Preschool Scissor Skills

If you have a preschooler at home, it’s likely that they’re showing an interest in using scissors! This is a great development milestone, as it shows that they are able to understand the difference between shapes. In this blog post, we will be providing you with some fun December Preschool Scissor skills worksheets! These worksheets will help your child boost their shape recognition skills, and have a blast doing it!

Why is it important for children to learn to use scissors?

From developing grip strength to honing fine motor skills, teaching your preschooler how to wield a pair of scissors can have countless benefits. Letting them practice cutting open and shut helps develop the muscles in their hands that will help with everyday tasks like brushing teeth or holding pencils for writing – so get snipping!


What are some scissor skills activities that I can do with my child?

There are so many ways to help your child practice using scissors! Here are a few of my favorite.

Draw it out!

One way to boost your child’s scissor skills is by having them draw! I created these “Shapes on Santa’s Beard” handouts Shape Recognition Santa Beard for my own kids to trace, color, and cut. Go on over to that page to print them out if you aren’t quite ready to pull out the scissors.

What you need for this activity:

How you can use this resource:

  • Trace the lines on Santa’s beard
  • Color Santa and color the lines on his beard
  • Cut on the lines on Santa’s Beard 

This “Scissor Skills for Preschoolers” activity ChristmasThemeScissorSkillsforPreschool  looks simple, but the opportunities are endless – and with Santa’s face on it, fun to boot for Christmas!


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