Using scissors and glue is a fun way for young children to practice fine motor skills. All of these free cut and paste printable activities are wonderful for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary aged kids!
There is something magical that happens when you combine paper, scissors, and glue. Young children love using these materials!
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Not only do they give them an opportunity to practice scissor skills, but they are a low prep activities that are both engaging and a whole lot of fun.
All of these printable activities are available to download for free. Your kids will have so much fun all while practicing important skills!
Within this post, I'm sharing six butterfly and flower cut and paste worksheets for you to use for free with your kids. Along with additional cutting activities sorted by theme.
To access a free pdf version of the six butterfly cut and paste worksheets, check out the bottom of this post.
All other printable activities can be accessed by clicking the highlighted text throughout the post. This link will take you to the post that goes along with those free printables.
Skills to Practice
- Fine motor skills
- Hand-Eye Coordination
- Cutting Skills
- Pinching and Grasping
- Ordering and Sequencing
Sometimes the simplest activities are the best ways to practice a variety of skills. Cutting and pasting is a great way for little learners to build fine motor skills.
Learning how to manipulate items using their hands helps little ones develop finger control and hand-eye coordination (source).
For low prep sorting and classification activities check out: 50 Sorting and Classification Activities for Young Children
Older children will then build on these skills as they write, type, and do all different types of every day tasks.
Using a glue stick, squeezing a bottle of liquid glue, and picking up small pieces of paper are all ways for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary aged kids to strengthen hand muscles.
As an adult we find these task easy, but for young children they take a great deal of concentration and effort.
If your child is just starting to use scissors, they may have a hard time. Learning a new skill takes a lot of practice.
I find these scissors to work well and be comfortable enough for little hands. Sometimes you have to try out a few different types before you find a pair that your kid enjoys using.
Don't hesitate to take a break and come back to the task at a later time if your child is getting frustrated. Using scissors and figuring out how to hold paper properly takes a lot of work!
Free Butterfly Cut and Paste Printables
Butterflies are one of the most well loved insects! And for good reason, these beautiful bugs fill kids will wonder as they flutter from flower to flower.
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Three of the six free printable worksheets feature a butterfly that has been cut in half. Your child can color, cut out, then paste the missing half of the insect to complete the picture.
The other sheets have black and white images of flowers and small butterflies along the bottom of the page.
Young kids will have fun coloring in the printables before cutting out the butterflies.
A perfect activity for preschool, kindergarten, and first graders!
Directions for how to print these worksheets can be found at the bottom of this page.
All of the worksheets in this pack have dashed lines that your kids can use as a guide when cutting.
Learning how to cut is an important skill that is difficult to do when they are first starting out. The goal of the cutting lines is to help guide them while they are practicing.
Additional Activities by Theme
Check out these additional free printables that your kids can use for cut and paste activities. Some are true cut and paste worksheets while others are coloring pages.
Coloring pages with basic designs make great printables for your kids to use for cutting and pasting activities!
They can have fun coloring them first, then cutting them out.
To paste, use glue to stick them onto different types of paper including cardstock, construction paper or even recycled cardboard.
Your kids can even have fun making their own collages! They will love that they get to be creative while coming up with their own unique pieces of art!
Great as independent activities or as a group craft project with a small group of kids.
Spring and Summer Theme
Bright and cheerful, these sheets feature spring and summer designs. Although they are technically coloring pages, your kids will enjoy cutting out all of the basic designs found on these sheets.
Basic shapes including circles and ovals can be found within these printables. If you are looking for a labeling worksheet, make sure to check out the parts of a sunflower for a cut and paste diagram.
Circular ornaments, snowflakes, and parts of a snowman. All of these pages are perfect for the cold and snowy winter months.
These free printable cut and paste worksheets were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only for your home, classroom, or public library. All of these free printables are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com
Butterfly Themed Downloadable Pack
- Click the button below to bring up a PDF version of the printable pack
- Then print off using your home printer