Cutting a spiral takes concentration but it is fun - especially if you print this out using coloured paper or card. Encourage the children to cut very carefully for a perfect spiral...
Children can practise their cutting skills while also learning the names of various simple shapes. And of course once the shapes are cut out, they will want to be stuck onto something else ...
Practice cutting circles with these printables. Use the coloured sheet for cutting and sticking and the black and white for colouring in before cutting out - or perhaps for printing onto different colours of paper and card.
Combine some scissor practice with learning about shapes - in this case, pentagons. Choose from a black and white printable which can be printed onto coloured paper, and a primary colour version.
Learn about rectangles and practise cutting skills at the same time. You can print our black and white worksheet onto coloured paper, or choose the pre-coloured version below.
This cutting skills printable doubles up as a useful shape exercise as your children cut out a rectangle, circle, square and triangle.
Here are a variety of interesting shapes for the kids to cut out ,including an arrow, star, cross and cog. They are quite tricky, so not for beginners! Print the black and white version onto interesting coloured paper, or choose the primary coloured version below.
Little ones will enjoy the challenge of cutting out the squares on this printable. We've provided some in pastel colours - not too greedy with the printer ink - and a black and white version too.
Stars are quite tricky to cut out so they are good practice for children learning scissor skills! We have three sizes on this worksheet, which we've produced both in black and white (print onto coloured paper for more interest) or colour.
Preschoolers will enjoy the challenge of cutting out some of the simple triangles on these cutting printables. Choose from colour and black and white variations - although of course you can ring the changes by printing onto coloured paper, too.