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Tips for Teaching Scissor Skills

Tips for Teaching Scissor Cutting Skills

Printable cutting skills checklist for preschool and kindergarten.

Great idea for developing those fine motor skills.

Atelier découpage - Les alphas de LaCatalane

Il y a quelques mois, j'avais mis dans un p'tit coin de ma mémoire cette idée d'atelier découpage vue sur Pinterest, et en voilà ma version....

Free 10-page packet of Preschool Scissor Skills! Several different themes available.

10-Page Scissor Skills Packet for Preschool

Download a free printable 10-page Scissor Skills Worksheet Packet for your Preschooler!

First part of the ultimate collection of practical life activities

Ultimate Collection of Practical Life Activities (Part One)

First part of the ultimate collection of practical life activities

Christmas Tree Scissor skills craft for kids this holiday season, perfect for preschool parties or play dates while working on Occupational Therapy goals like cutting on lines.

Christmas Tree Scissor Skills Craft - The OT Toolbox

Christmas Tree Scissor skills craft for kids this holiday season, perfect for preschool parties or play dates while working on Occupational Therapy goals like cutting on lines.

Teaching kids the techniques to effectively use scissors! By the occupational therapists at www.theinspiredtreehouse.com

Teaching Kids How to Use Scissors

Is using scissors a milestone? It is, so try these suggestions for introducing scissors. Help your child reach the fine motor skills goal.

Control Myself - Social Story

Mini Social Book: When I Can’t Control Myself *Freebie*

My lastest mini social book targets those students who have difficulties controlling their emotions and behaviors. I have been working with several intermediate students in recent weeks who have di…

A collage of some of the Montessori Practical Life activities in our classrooms. Practical life activities build a foundation on which the children will grow and carry over into the other areas of the classroom, and over in to their every day life. The Montessori Practical Life exercises respond to the need for Order, Movement, Sensorial Exploration and a Child's Love of Work. Practical Life activities feed their natural desire to work, and play an active role in their environment.

A collage of some of the Montessori Practical Life activities in our classrooms. Practical life activities build a foundation on which the children will grow and carry over into the other areas of the classroom, and over in to their every day life. The Montessori Practical Life exercises respond to the need for Order, Movement, Sensorial Exploration and a Child's Love of Work. Practical Life activities feed their natural desire to work, and play an active role in their environment.

life skills

Restaurant Etiquette

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Life-Skills-Restaurant-Etiquette Here is another life skills worksheet. I would love to end this lesson with an actual trip to a restaurant. But, before I do that, I think it would be fun to turn my classroom into a "restaurant", me and my aides can dress as waiters, have the students order from the lunch menu, and serve them as if we were at a restaurant. Let's see if they remember what they learned!

How to help your child learn to hold a pencil correctly - great trick!

Teach a child how to hold a pencil| The Alligator Trick

How to help your child learn to hold a pencil correctly - great trick!

DIY Cat themed button snakes. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to practice their buttoning skills. Includes cat face pattern.

How to make the cutest -cat themed- button snake ever

DIY Cat themed button snakes. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to practice their buttoning skills. Includes cat face pattern.

5 more cutting activities for kids

Cutting Practice - 5 More Scissor Activities for Kids - Happy Hooligans

Toddlers and preschoolers will love these cutting practice activities. 5 fun and easy materials to help children improve their cutting skills.

Skills kids should know how to do at each stage

14 Basic Life Skills For Kids To Master Before Adulthood - Happy Homeschool Nest

Whether you homeschool or not there are some basic life skills you should aim to teach your children before they reach adulthood. While formal mainstream education prepares them for the workplace it’s our job as parents to prepare them for life – and everything it throws at you. Luckily, many of these life skills can … 14 Basic Life Skills For Kids To Master Before Adulthood Read More »

life skills for kids

14 Basic Life Skills For Kids To Master Before Adulthood - Happy Homeschool Nest

Whether you homeschool or not there are some basic life skills you should aim to teach your children before they reach adulthood. While formal mainstream education prepares them for the workplace it’s our job as parents to prepare them for life – and everything it throws at you. Luckily, many of these life skills can … 14 Basic Life Skills For Kids To Master Before Adulthood Read More »

Classroom Freebies Too

Sloopy-Wet-Glue-YUCK!

I don't know about you....but glue is one school supply that puts a LOT of fear in me! especially when working with First Graders and the oopy, sloopy, wet stuff! A WISE mentor and AWESOME teacher gave me this catchy song about 6 years ago and it's been a staple for the beginning of the year for me! Well...all year for me if we're being honest! I hope you'll hop over to 'The Swamp' and take a look at how I'm using this song at the beginning of the year and while you're there... snag my free…

Practical Life, Physical Skills: Filling to the line tray

Practical Life (age 3-6)

Filling To The Line Using A Baster We have done "Filling To A Line" before, first with solids and then with liquids using both pouring and scooping/spooning. I like the lesson because it is so practical and can be applied to many situations in everyday life. It is a useful skill for a child to learn. After being successful with the previous ones, I recently introduced this one.