G is for Green grass cutting skills in preschool

I like to work on a little snipping practice when first introducing cutting skills to young children.

To try a little green grass snipping, start with a half sheet of green construction paper…

Invite the children to snip little lines all the way down one long edge of the construction paper.

Then show the children how to fold the pieces they cut back away from their bodies.

Repeat this process with a second sheet of green construction paper and glue or staple the short edges of both sheets together to make a green grass crown!

This is one the kids made…

See this post to learn more about cutting in preschool!

By |2017-01-31T17:32:20+00:00November 5th, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. susan finklestein November 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    I love your website and ideas.

    • Deborah J. Stewart November 6, 2010 at 11:03 pm - Reply

      Thank you Susan!

  2. Jackie November 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    This is really great. I started off having my 2 year old try to cut out a shape. Needless to say, that didn’t work out so well. I think this will be helpful!

    • Deborah J. Stewart November 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      LOL – it is quite challenging to introduce cutting to twos – I would stick with a little snipping first:)

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