Cut and paste activities often involve craft projects that require students to use scissors and glue. It is generally safe to begin using scissors and glue with prekindergarten students. Obviously, you should not use sharp scissors to any extent with children at the younger ages. It is often helpful to have students begin by cutting out different geometric shapes and matching them to the names of the shapes. This can be done with these worksheets below our you could also create your own. You can have students practice cutting letters and words out of magazines and newspapers.
Each type of shape that you come across to cut out requires different skills that help develop your fine motor skills. Cutting out straight lines require an attention to detail to start and end where you left off of. Cutting out circles is often a difficult and challenging activity for students. As students improve their skills, they can graduate to cutting shapes with wild angles like hearts and objects. Students can use glue sticks or glue squeeze bottles to use paste. They even refer to the proper glue to use as School Glue. Below you will find a wide range of printable activities that require students to cut things out and paste them on another piece of paper.