Looking for cutting practice that kids enjoy? Me too!
You heard it once, you heard it twice.
Breakfast Invitations are the bomb.
Did you also know that they also make excellent post-preschool, dinner prep, mid-day break invitations?
Use Breakfast Invitations when you need them most.
The trick is just to remain consistent with the time you choose to do them.
This will help your preschooler understand the routine and have something to look forward to.
Use this Cutting Practice Breakfast Invitation to improve scissor skills and help strengthen fine motor muscles.
What’s the Scoop on Fine Motor Skills?
Why are they important?
Fine Motor Skills Practice Helps:
Control small muscles in your toddler’s hands
- Prepare small hands for future pencil grip when ready to write
Coordinate eye-hand movement
Fine motor practice now will help with bigger movements later such as writing.
Think of small hand movements and grip as the numero uno skill. It is age-appropriate and basically sets the stage for what’s to come in elementary school.
In fact, fine motor skills are so important that we have an entire tab dedicated to activities you can do at home. See them here.
This Cutting Practice Breakfast Invitation is loaded with goodies.
Did you know that lines and curves are some of the first stages of writing? Read Quick Tips on Understanding Preschool Writing here.
Another extremely important skill with this cutting practice Breakfast Invitation is recognizing that letters have lines and curves. If you want a valuable activity to practice this skill, you will love this one.
Here’s what you’ll need for cutting practice and scissor skills Breakfast Invitation:
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If you are looking for the best scissors for your preschooler, you will love Munchkins and Moms Scissor Review.
Tape down your white paper. This acts as a border for the cutting practice and keeps the Breakfast Invitation looking a little more “organized”. This will help keep your preschoolers focused.
Draw many different types of lines on your cardstock. squiggles, shapes, and zigzags work best. Keep some lines full, and others dashed.
Place the cards and scissors out the night before and allow your preschoolers to come down and begin cutting as you make breakfast.
Keep in mind, different ages, different abilities.
Take a close look at this picture.
My 2.5-year-old on the left is just cutting. For him, he is strengthening his fine motor muscles. I am less concerned with him staying on the lines because it is AGE APPROPRIATE for him to deviate.
Now, look at my four-year-old on the right. He is more engaged and more accurate with remaining on the lines.
Keep in mind where your preschooler is at with any activity.
Think about your “end” goal. One way to better understand your preschooler is to really watch them as they play or do Breakfast Invitations.
Jot down one thing that you notice and keep that in mind as you prepare the next activity.