Make a Puzzle

Hand the child a xeroxed page of a holiday design (with multiple items to color) or draw a picture on the paper/construction paper.

Use the ruler to draw horizontal and vertical lines for the child to cut (number of pieces depends on the child’s age and skills).

You can also draw curved or wiggly lines depending on your child’s cutting abilities.

Have the child follow directions based on skill level.

Start with simple directions and progress to harder instructions if appropriate.

Once all items are colored, have the child cut across the lines.

Once cut, the child should reassemble the puzzle.

Place the pieces in a ziplock bag to take home if desired.

Cut the Line

Cut The Line activity

Use the ruler to draw 4 inch thick lines across an index card.

At the edge of each line put a sticker and ask the child to cut along the line you drew all the way up to the sticker.

When the child is able to cut along an index card easily, repeat the activity using a paper.