We’re making Dr. Seuss’s hat to practice cutting skills and promote eye-hand coordination, and bilateral hand use.
Use the provided Dr. Seuss’s Hat shape template (download here) or draw your own on a construction paper with markers.
To work on snipping, cut long strips of red construction paper, and mark short lines for the child to snip (see image).
Provide the child with the hat template and the red paper stripes.
Instruct the child to snip on the lines.
Have the child glue the pieces that he cut into the hat template. If needed, provide the child with visual cues where to glue the pieces.
- Work on hand strength by asking the child to tear the paper into small pieces, instead of cutting.
- Use pieces of tissue paper and have the child crumble them, then glue them to the paper.
- If the child is able to cut on a line, or to practice cutting on a line, draw long lines for the child to cut and match to the size of the stripes on the hat.