Monkeys, with their playful antics and boundless energy, have always been fascinating creatures to kids! These little gymnasts love to swing from tree to tree and right into these monkey cutting activity pages.
These four playful pages are an entertaining way for kids to stay engaged while practicing to use their scissors. They’ll be counting monkeys, matching them up, and mastering the art of using scissors like a pro!
These monkey worksheets are a great addition to any animal themed study, so be sure to download and print them to use for some fun learning.
Read on below to learn more about each page and be sure to find more preschool worksheets to get your kids excited to learn while having fun.
Monkey Scissor Cutting Practice Sheets
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In this free printable set, we’ve included the following worksheets:
- Cut Along the Line Worksheets (2)
- Finish the Picture Cutting Worksheet
- Counting Worksheet
Cut Along The Lines Worksheets
Let’s kick things off with our cut along the lines worksheets! In these pages, your little learners will follow the dashed lines to reach the adorable monkeys at the finish line.
The lines become progressively more challenging as children work their way down the page. For an extra dose of fine motor practice, encourage them to trace the lines before taking their scissors to them.
On our second sheet, kids will find a winding, curvy path. They will use their scissors to cut along this path to reach the happy monkey at the end. Cutting along the line not only sharpens kids’ coordination and control, but also strengthens their little hands.
Monkey Matching Worksheet
Moving on to our matching activity! With this activity, kids will pair up the bottoms of different monkeys with their corresponding tops.
It’s a fantastic way for them to put their problem-solving and pattern-recognition skills to the test as they match up shapes and colors in a cute and playful way.
Last but not least, with our counting worksheet, kids will count all the adorable monkey illustrations and then skillfully cut and paste the correct number next to each set.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for them to enhance their counting abilities, recognize numbers, and refine their fine motor skills with cutting and pasting.
Each of these cutting activities offers a fun and engaging way for kids to practice their scissor skills!
Easy Animal Ideas
Whether you’re looking for engaging books that transport kids to the animal kingdom, simple crafts that unleash their creativity, or educational activities that combine learning with play, we’ve got you covered.
These animal inspired suggestions are perfect for keeping kids engaged, igniting their curiosity, and refining essential skills. Keep reading below to discover a world of inspiration that’ll spark imagination and learning in your little ones.
Animal Kids Books
See below for some of our favorite books about animals your kiddos can see at the zoo!
The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.
The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.
Animal Crafts For Preschool
Elephant Name Craft – Kids will create a cute elephant using colored paper and spell out their name beneath it creating a grassy landscape. This personalized craft is a great way for kids to practice spelling their names and recognizing letters. Use the editable template to spell out each kid’s unique name.
Flamingo Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Kids can use a simple paper bag and our free template to bring a graceful flamingo to life in no time!
With the flamingo’s iconic pink color, they’ll steal the show – your kid’s puppet show that is! Grab a few supplies and get started so they can dive right into some imaginative play.
Lion Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Have some leftover toilet paper rolls? Save them up for this fun craft for kids to make their own lions. If you have several, kids can create a whole pride of lions. This activity is a simple way for kids to recycle and be creative!
Eagle Paper Cup Craft – Using just a paper cup, colored paper, and our free template, kids can transform these everyday materials into a majestic eagle! Kids’ imaginations will soar when they play with their completed eagle craft.
Animal Activities For Kids
It’s time to dive into learning with these whale worksheets. Through our engaging printables that include a letter W maze, W handwriting sheet, and the label the whale sheet, kids will get to know the letter W, and sharpen their scissor skills and fine motor skills.
These worksheets aren’t just fun – they’re a great way for kids to practice handwriting, problem-solve, and expand their vocabulary.
If you need a no-prep activity for your kiddos, download these free monkey color by numbers! Your little monkeys will be so excited to reveal the monkey illustrations on each page as they color in the numbered spaces.
They’ll use the key at the bottom of the page to know which color goes with each number. They’ll be able to work on recognizing colors and numbers, following instructions, and fine motor skills.
Get the kids ready for some big fun with our elephant dot to dots! These three pages are packed with adorable elephant illustrations waiting to be uncovered as kids connect the dots from 1 to 23.
They’re a fantastic way for kids to enhance their concentration, recognize numbers, practice counting sequentially, and refine their fine motor skills.
Your little cubs will love this set of L is for lion worksheets! They’re a great way to help your kiddos learn about the letter L. These printables will help them recognize uppercase and lowercase and practice writing them with the help of the dashed lines.
There are multiple pages to help them learn not only about the letter L, but fine motor skills and scissor skills, too!
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