These Cutting Practice Road Maps are perfect for working with kids on letter and number identification and reversals!
The best way to grab kids’ attention and get them interested in learning is to create lessons and activities that are super engaging and hands-on. While some kids enjoy paper and pencil activities, we find that we can appeal to even more kids when we create learning activities that really pop off the page by adding a sensory or movement component.
I’ve been working with my own little preschooler on identifying numbers and letters and, while we could use flashcards or plain old worksheets to reinforce this skill, I knew that I would be able to keep his focus on the activity even longer if I incorporated two of his favorite things…cars and cutting practice with scissors!
So I created this pack of letter and number identification printables that can be used in therapy, at home, or in the classroom to help kids practice. These would be perfect to use as a classroom center and go hand-in-hand with our math cutting cards.
What you’ll need:
-Download the free cutting practice printable pack by entering your email address and name in the form below.
What to do:
Have kids start at the bottom of the cutting practice page by looking at and naming the first number or letter on the road. Then, have them move their scissors (pretending to be a car driving) – choosing the path that is labeled with that same letter/number all the way to the stop sign!
How to change it up:
-It may be helpful to cut the sheets in half before presenting them to kids to cut. A smaller piece of paper is usually easier to handle.
-It may also be a good idea to print the pages on heavier paper or card stock for kids who have difficulty stabilizing their paper while cutting.
-You can also use these as tracing sheets for a different way to practice! Try them with some of our favorite drawing tools for young kids!
-Check out these tips for teaching kids how to use scissors and some of our beginner cutting skills for toddlers and young kids.
-Use these cards as part of a transportation theme along with our vehicle cutting activity using tape!