Scissor skills are essential for kids’ development.
Scissors are an important tool to teach kids because they help kids develop hand-eye coordination, strength, and dexterity.
Kids need to be able to cut along a straight line, make curves, and cut in a circular motion.
These free printable polar bear cutting activity pages are great for kids to practice their scissor skills.
There are four different printables to choose from, all of which include the cute polar bear and his adorable antics!
Download and use them with preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children! These activity pages are perfect for kids who are in need of some winter fun.
Also, be sure to look through all of our polar bear activities for more simple ideas.
Polar Bear Scissor Practice
Inside this polar bear activity set, we’ve included 4 unique pages for kids to practice.
First, are these standard cutting sheets. Kids will use their scissors to cut from one end of the paper to the other end along a straight line, curved line, wavy line, and zig-zagged line.
On the second sheet, kids will follow a curved line from the start to the end, where the polar bear is. This one will have your kids working on holding the paper as they move their scissors along the line.
On the third worksheet, kids will cut out the bottom half of the polar bear, then glue it to the left side of the page. This will not only help with scissor skills but also with fine motor skills and learning how much glue to use.
Finally, the last page has children cut out the numbers on the right side of the page. Then, they’ll count the polar bears in each of the rectangles, then glue the numbers in the correct spot.
This activity page is great for counting and number recognition as well!
Winter Unit For Kids
Keep your kids engaged this winter without screentime by creating a winter unit study! Below are some great ideas to get you started.
The number one activity we recommend is reading to your kids. Reading aloud is a simple way to help your kids exercise their imagination, learn to focus, and increase their vocabulary.
Here are some of the best winter animal books.
Polar Bear Island is a fun book for winter! Polar bear island is just that – only for polar bears! That is until Kirby the penguin comes to visit. She turns the place around and adds tons of interesting excitement, but will the polar bears let her stay? You have to check it out and see for yourself!
Tacky The Penguin– This is a great book for children to learn about acceptance and valuing others for exactly who they are.
Owl Babies– A sweet book that teaches kids that Mom always comes back! It’s especially great for children who may have separation anxiety.
We also love crafting! It’s fun for kids, but it also helps them with creativity, practicing more scissor skills, and following directions.
Below are some of our favorite winter craft ideas:
Puffy Paint Snowman Craft – Kids will love this snazzy snowman craft. All you need is a few simple materials to make your own puff paint and use it in many ways. This puffy paint recipe makes the perfect texture for a cute snowman!
Penguin Headband Craft – Find out how to make this cute penguin headband craft that’s perfect for the winter! This is a fun activity you can do with your kids. All you need are some materials and about 15 minutes of time. You’ll love creating these adorable little guys too – they’re just as much fun to wear as they are to make!
Handprint Walrus Craft – This paper walrus craft is perfect for kids. Make this adorable paper animal with your little ones! It’s fun, easy, and mess-free so you can enjoy winter without any worries about cleaning up paint spills.
Popsicle Stick Arctic Fox Craft – This is a fun craft for kids. It’s perfect to do with the family during winter break or keep it on hand as an activity when you need something quick and easy. It’s great when learning about arctic animals.
These winter do a dot printables are great for kids to enjoy. They’re practice counting, patterns, and visual discrimination with these fun winter-themed dot sheets! These are great for preschoolers and kindergarten children.
Practice writing, cutting, and letter recognition with these snowy owl worksheets! These worksheets include handwriting practice lines, a letter maze, and a label a snowy owl page. Have fun this winter season while practicing skills that will help your children in school or at home!
Kids will love these adorable polar bear dot to dot printables. They’re perfect for practicing counting and letter recognition, plus they’ll give your kids a great opportunity to work on their fine motor skills!