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These Santa cutting printables are so much fun for little ones! They’ll love working on their scissor skills with these free printables.
As you map out your homeschool Christmas activities, be sure to provide your little ones with an opportunity to build crucial skills with fun holiday-themed worksheets.
Santa Cutting Printables
In order to develop the small muscles in the hands and fingers, young children need lots of practice with fine motor activities such as cutting, pasting, tracing, pinching, and more.
Keep reading to learn:
- the educational benefits of cutting printables
- additional ways to use these cutting printables
- more holiday activities for little ones
Why include cutting printables?
Cutting printables provide children with an opportunity to strengthen fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
First, when you provide your child with a pair of child-sized scissors made for them, you can teach them how to properly hold their scissors.
Next, you can teach them how to hold the scissors in one hand and the paper the other.
Finally, they will practice cutting the dotted lines from the bottom of the page to the big black dot.
Remember, cutting on the lines is a difficult skill. So, start with straight or slightly curved lines. Print these pages as often as needed until your child is proficient.
Gradually increase the difficulty of the lines. Starting with the simplest lines and gradually making them harder allows your child to succeed over and over again!
How else can you use these printables?
You can use these Christmas printables as coloring sheets if you print them on white paper. After coloring Santa’s face and hat, kids can complete the cutting practice portion.
If you want to use these as simple cutting practice pages, you can print them on colored printer paper for a fun twist.
If you need tracing practice pages, these pages can work for that, as well. Laminate them or slip them in a dry erase pocket, and let your kids practice tracing the lines from top to bottom with a dry erase marker.
More Christmas Printables:
- Printable Elf Craft (another fun cutting activity)
- Cut and Paste Christmas Worksheets
- Christmas Sequencing Worksheets
- Santa Cut and Paste Worksheets
- Bear Stays Up for Christmas Preschool Activities
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Christmas
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.
These handmade, adorable Christmas finger puppets are perfect for Holiday party favors or any play day!
This Paint-by-Sticker Christmas Art Book includes everything you need to create ten sticker paintings on study card stock. Plus, all the pages are perforated—making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share!