Looking for a fun and simple winter cutting craft? This fun little skier is perfect for preschoolers and other young kids who are learning to cut on lines and cut out shapes!
We were looking for a new cutting craft for our Winter Sports theme at The Treehouse and this idea popped into my mind! This activity is a great way to have kids practice cutting on a line and cutting out a simple shape. If you use the black and white version you can also target pencil grasp, drawing, and prewriting skills as kids color in the skier and the mountains!
Winter Skier Cutting Craft
What You’ll Need
Printable cutting craft template (color and black and white versions available)
What to Do
Follow the instructions on the cutting craft printable:
1 – Cut on line #1 – all the way across the page.
2 – Cut on line 2 – beginning and ending on the dots (don’t cut all the way to the edge of the page).
3 – Cut out the skier.
4 – Color the mountains and skier.
5.- Tape the skier to the end of a craft stick or strip of cardboard.
6 – On the back of the piece of paper with the mountains, spread glue on the left and right edges and
7 – Glue the paper with the mountains to another piece of paper.
8 – Insert the craft stick with the skier through the bottom of the slit cut into the mountains.
9 – Use the craft stick to make the him ski up and down the mountains!
Check out the full video tutorial here:
How to Change it Up
-Work on direction following by playing the video and having kids follow the steps for the cutting craft on their own. Pause the video to let kids complete each step of the craft.
-Work on coloring and drawing skills and pencil grasp by using the black and white version of the craft. Try using small/broken crayons to promote an efficient grasp. Try having kids lie on their bellies on the floor or tape the craft to a vertical surface while coloring – two other great positions for working on pencil grasp and other important skills!
Skill Areas Addressed
Scissor skills, direction-following, pencil grasp, coloring/drawing, bilateral coordination
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sharon manupello says
i love this activity. it involves so many motor planning skills.