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Old 10-15-2016, 10:33 AM
 
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What is your best technique to teach youngsters how to cut with scissors?


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Old 10-15-2016, 08:58 PM
 
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Take a sheet of construction paper (12" by 18") held the long way and draw lines with black marker about 1 1/2" apart across the paper. Cut paper into 1 1/2" strips (the short way) so you have strips 1 1/2" wide and 12" long. Have students cut strip on lines. (You could vary the measurements.) I gave them a basket to put pieces in. You can use the pieces for collages. (For example, use orange paper to cut, then draw a pumpkin shape on white or yellow construction paper and have them glue the pieces they cut inside the pumpkin shape, then add stem or black eyes, nose mouth.) Demonstrate/model how to position the scissors correctly in their hands. Safety rules are critical also. We also did art projects daily.
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Same idea
Old 10-16-2016, 03:44 AM
 
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But a prior step to Gimets
- simply cut a piece of construction paper or light card in strips. Show the child how to hold the scissors, opening and closing the boards. Then show him how to snip the strip of paper.

Next step is a little harder, as he now needs to control where he snips, along the line.

Next step - longer lines to cut

Next step - draw lines that do not go to the end of the page. - child needs to stop at a defined spot.

Next step - curvy lines, short, then longer

Next - simple shapes.
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:37 AM
 
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This is a good resource:
http://www.sightandsoundreading.com/...hold-scissors/
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:49 AM
 
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Snipping drinking straws into small pieces is good practice also. The pieces can then be used for stringing or in the sensory tub. Be prepared for some straw pieces to go flying when snipped - the kids think this is great fun.


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