INSIDE: Practice counting to 20 and cutting at the same time with this fun and easy Valentine’s Day activity for preschoolers. Count and cut the hearts scissors skills activity is a great way to strength number recognition and practice using scissors. It makes a fun and easy activity to set up for Valentine‘s Day!
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Count & Cut the Hearts Scissor Skills Activity for Preschoolers
Grab a sheet of white paper and wither draw or cut and glue 20 hearts all along the page.
Write out 1 to 20 on each heart. Invite your little one count each number in order and draw a line for each number to the next. For instance, have them draw a line from the heart with one on it to the heart with two on it to the heart with three on it and so on until 20.
Next, have them take a pair of scissors and cut along the lines they drew to each heart from 1 all the way up to 20, counting as they go.
This part can be tricky so if your preschooler can’t count and cut at the same time, no problem! Have them focus on cutting at this time. They have already practiced the counting part!
Age Suitability for Count & Cut the Hearts Scissor Skills Activity for Preschoolers
This activity is great for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7.5 year old.
Supplies for Count & Cut the Hearts Scissor Skills Activity for Preschoolers
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- White paper
- Red, pink and purple construction paper or marker
- Glue (optional)
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