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Five-year-olds are often quite good with scissors. They have been developing their cutting skills for a few years and are now able to cut circles and squares. The end results may not always be perfect, but they are constantly learning. Here are four simple crafts that will help them work on different fine motor skills.
For each of the following activities, I suggest tracing several different circles ahead of time and cutting a square around each one, leaving a border around them (see picture). This will make cutting the circles easier for children. Depending on the number of circles that need to be cut, you may also choose to cut a few for your group to simplify the task, depending on their cutting abilities.
The caterpillarYou will need:
Lacing patternsYou will need:
Note: If you have Christmas or Halloween-themed paper, use it to create a garland to add to your daycare décor.
A basket full of...
You will need:
Circle-filled sceneYou will need:
House with round windows
Put your creativity to work!
Have fun cutting and creating with your group!
Maude Dube, Specialized educator
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