Snipping Snowflakes ✂️

By: Knowledge Crates

“Practicing scissor skills” doesn’t exactly sound very fun to a kid. But when we mask it with an activity like this one, they don’t even realize they’re learning!


What they thought they were doing:


  • Using their creativity to create multiple snowflakes to display.


What they’re really doing:


  • Practicing fine motor skills with the scissors and folding of each coffee filter


  • Following step-by-step directions


  • Using a combination of the written directions and visual aids to complete a task on their own


  • Making their own choice of where to add lines and cuts for each of the snowflakes to create a unique design


There can be so many learning opportunities in the simplest of activities, we just need to step back and think about the big picture.

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