Fall is in the air, and what better way to welcome it here than with pumpkins! These pumpkin cutting practice sheets are great for working on scissors skills and developing fine motor skills while your kids have fun cutting! Grab these pumpkin cutting sheets and get cutting!
Pumpkin Cutting Practice Sheets
Kids are obsessed with pumpkins! As soon as it is fall, my kids are always begging me to get 101 pumpkins at the store to decorate. We have been making fun pumpkin crafts, reading all the fun pumpkin books, and eating all the pumpkin food!
I always try to incorporate the changing seasons into fun learning activities for the kids. With my youngest starting Kindergarten, we have been practicing our cutting. He is in love with these pumpkin cutting practice pages. He loves it because he is cutting pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, and I love it because he is practicing his fine motor skills, specifically his scissor skills.
There are so many different activities in this pumpkin cutting activity collection that he is never bored. He just keeps asking for me to print them again and again!
Pumpkin Cutting Activities
These pumpkin cutting activities are perfect for using your scissor skills. There are many cutting activities in this activity set that are simple shapes and lines (think straight). As your child advances in cutting, they can start practicing jagged and curved lines.
All the sheets have designated dotted lines to cut, making it easy for your child or student to know where they should be cutting.
As the kids cut the pumpkins in various ways, they are not only practicing cutting but also where they should place their non-dominant hands to help hold and steady the paper.
Are there other ways to use these pumpkin cutting sheets?
There are so many different uses to use these cutting sheets.
- Use dot markers or crayons to trace the lines that lead to the pumpkins. This will help with visual motor skills.
- Trace all the dotted lines with your pointer finger to practice finger isolation and control.
- After you cut out the pumpkins, use the pieces as puzzles to see if you can piece them back together. You can even use squeeze glue to strengthen muscles in your hand from squeezing.
- Color the pumpkins before cutting them.
- Use dot markers to count the pumpkins before cutting and gluing the corresponding number.
- Place pieces of the pumpkin puzzle around the room. Play hot and cold with the kids to see if they can find all the pieces. This helps them develop listening skills, concentration, and following directions.
- These work for beginners to more advanced cutters. My second grader loves to practice her cutting skills with these because they are fall themed.
What type of scissors should you use for kids?
These are the best beginner scissors for kids. They are left and right-handed, which is perfect for kids just starting out. The blunt tip is super safe and perfect to protect those fingers.
If you want a more advanced scissor, then try these scissors with a pointed tip. These are still super strong, durable, and safe for kids.
Pumpkin Cutting Practice Sheets
Grab your pumpkin cutting practice sheets right here. Just click add to cart, finish your purchase, and then you will be able to download and print. Print this as many times as you would like for your personal and one classroom use.
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- Cardstock- I always recommend printing on cardstock. This makes it way more durable so you don’t have to worry about printing it time and time again.
- Laminator / Laminating Sheets– Again, for added durability, grab a laminator and laminating sheets so that you can use this again and again!
- Scissors (I seriously love these ones)
- Dry Erase Pens- Use dry erase pens so that you can wipe your laminated printable clean over and over again for endless use!
How Do I Print A PDF?
You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click file then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides.
Can I Resell These?
You may not resell any printable or template that you find on our website or received in your email. You may use them for class parties, at church, at home, or in the classroom. You may get these printed at an office supply store or copy center at your own expense.
Michele is a mom of 5 with her degree in marriage and family studies. She believes that one of the best ways you can spend time with your family is doing fun things together.