This super fun Fine Motor Monster Cutting Activity will help preschoolers and kindergarteners strengthen their fine motor skills as they practice cutting with scissors. In creating their monster masterpiece they will learn how to control the direction of scissors and follow a line. Use this a fine motor practice activity any time of year or add it into a full monster theme.
Fine Motor Monster Cutting Activity
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Fine Motor Monster Cutting Freebie
This Fine Motor Monster Cutting Freebie includes printable monster “hair” cutting cards that can be printed on a variety of colored paper and three options of printable monster body decorating sheets.
It’s a bit like our shape monster collage art activity except here we’re really focusing in on using scissors to practice cutting in a playful way.
All you will need to complete this activity is scissors, glue and something to color in the pages such as markers or crayons. If you want to get even more crafty you can add in some extra embellishments, too.
Before giving the cutting sheets to kids cut apart the “hair” cards so there is one card on each section the child will hold. Then kids can freely cut “hair” in a variety of ways.
Don’t worry if they aren’t staying exactly on the lines. This is meant to be practice and learning to cut is hard work for little hands.
Also note that the cutting pages are offered in a variety of skill levels. For kids just beginning to cut stick to the sheets with straight lines. Offer slanted lines, then zig-zags and curves as kids get more skilled at cutting.
Once kids have cut the “hair” they can then get creative and design their monster in any way their little imaginations lead them.
If you’d like, you can provide extra items for kids to design their monster, such as googly eyes, cut-out construction paper facial features, pom poms and more.
Kids can also use a varitey of mediums to color their monster such as markers crayons, colored pencils and even paint.
With the multiple options available for hair and monster designs, there are endless possibilities for children to create many unique monsters. Kids will have so much fun creating their monsters all while building their fine motor skills!
Get Your Free Fine Motor Monster Cutting Activity
The Fine Motor Monster Cutting Activity includes:
- 13 different styles of monster “hair” cards
- 4 different styles of monster bodies
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MORE MONSTER FUN WITH PRINTABLE MONSTER THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
The full Monster Theme Lesson Plan Pack also includes:
1) Monster Calendar (or general number) Cards
2) Uppercase Monster Letter Cards
3) Lowercase Monster Letter Cards
4) Color Matching Monster Mats and Activity Pieces
5) Counting Monster Mats (1-10)
6) Roll and Count Monster Math Game Boards (6 versions)
7) Feed the Monster Templates
8) Monster Munchies Beginning Sound Cards
9) Number Cubes (6 versions) for Monster Math Activities
10) Roll-A-Monster Creative Art Activity Pieces and Game Cube
11) Monsters’ Healthy Choices Recording Sheet
12) Monster Hourse Beginning Sound Sort
13) Monster Number Cards(0-35)
14) Where Do Monsters Live Book Making Guide and Printable Pages
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