Teaching Scissor Skills


During my recent workshops, the subject of how to teach scissor usage repeatedly came up.  I would love your input as we discuss the numerous skills needed for the actual use of scissors!  These are the ones I could think of!  Can you think of more?  We will take time to discuss these in my next blogs!

  1. Good posture: Stability before mobility
  2. Use of two hands together
  3. Strong hands
  4. Interest in scissor usage
  5. Concept of open and shut
  6. Equipment: types of scissors, practice “stuff”, paper weight

Isaiah 55:12

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3 Responses to “Teaching Scissor Skills”


  1. 1 Nancy Barth February 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Practice, practice, practice! Lots of paper of different sizes and thicknesses.

  2. 2 Jen April 16, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Visual attention to task


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