My toddler loves cutting! She is past the “cut everything for fun” stage and into the “cutting for purpose” stage. Unfortunately, most of the cutting practices that I can find involve cutting through a picture which she is not willing to do.
Actually, what I made for her didn’t have each line broken into three parts. My idea was for her to cut out the strips. But it proved too difficult for her. I added the lines going down for her to cut.
When she was done cutting, we talked about all of the shapes and I read the words to her.
Then she cut the vertical lines.
We put them in a pile and started sorting them.
They would look a lot nicer with the ink cartridges full 🙂
- Leave them in strips and use them as flash cards
- Cut them into the three parts and match the shape with the shadow
- Hide all of the pieces in a bin of rice to discover
- Put each part in a bowl. Put the bowls in different rooms. Great for high energy kids!
- After sorting them, glue them on pretty paper to make a poster
I hope you and your child enjoy this activity!
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