Cutting skills are so important, kids usually learn this as they practice using scissors. But sometimes, we need to give them some guided printables and activities to help them along. This is where this cutting worksheets for preschool guide comes in! These super fun and free cutting worksheets include a guide and the are made to cater to kids as young as two to 5 years of age.
Each cutting strip includes cutting lines by progression, which means that kids will start with the strips depending on their level and needs.
Cutting skills for hand-eye coordination
Need fun ways to target developing fine motor skills? Forget straight lines! Use these guided strips for young learners. These strips are made according to lines by progression.
There are dotted lines, wavy lines, zig zag lines, thicker lines and thin ones for extra practice once the kids are ready to tackle the harder strips.
Why are these cutting worksheets different?
There are so many cutting worksheets around, and I did realise this when I started teaching, but there were none to target and differentiate between different levels for little hands.
I wanted to find cutting sheets that had thicker lines for an almost 3 year old, whereas I also wanted harder cutting practice ideas for a 5 year old.
Free printable cutting activities
Kindergarten students will also love these themes strips and they are a fun way to develop important fine motor skill practice.
Each theme in the strips below include printable pages for little hands to practice holding the scissors correctly and work on their bilateral coordination.
Cutting Worksheets for Preschool
See all the printable cutting activities on this blog on this page – with many more to come.
Just click on each picture to take you to the post where the printable is hosted.
Printable cutting worksheets
Young children will love working on different types of lines to cut hair, cut the dinosaurs, follow simple shapes, cut the gingerbread man and more!
These preschool worksheets could not easier to prep, just download and print and you’re done!
If your kids are ready for curvy lines or zig-zag lines, there are practice pages for them. Just be sure to print the ones that would suit your particular kids needs.
The free printable pdfs are included at the bottom of the post on each page!
Basic lines cutting practice worksheets
If you want to give kids plenty of practice on cutting skills, be sure to hand out the easier cutting strips with straight lines.
These are much easier to work with to start, then as kids get more confident, you can give them the extra work and more difficult lines to tackle.
Each free cutting pack includes both straight lines and several other wavy and zig-zag lines. You can cut the strips in square shape or all around the image. I use them either way and kids know where to start from the guided dots.
I tell them this is where the scissors would go so they start cutting from that point. These are perfect for visual motor skills too. Young students will love the different themes throughout the year.
Come back to this post and see more cutting worksheets for preschool ideas as they are added!