Inside: A delightful Easter egg hunt cutting activity for toddlers
Easter egg hunting is a popular activity that is loved all around the world, with the tradition of hiding and searching for eggs evolving over time to include not just real eggs, but also candy-filled and decorated plastic eggs.
Easter Egg Hunt Cutting Activity for Toddlers
Here’s a quick little Easter egg hunt cutting activity that you can whip up for your toddler to develop their fine motor skills.
In this fun little Easter activity, your child will snip off strips of grass to reveal “hidden” Easter eggs hiding beneath the greens.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- White and Green construction paper
- Some markers
- Some glue
- A pair of scissors
Setting up this Easter Theme Cutting Activity For Toddlers
- Draw some eggs on the paper. You can invite your child to decorate them!
- Cut some lines down the green paper about half an inch apart until about an inch from the bottom to make the ‘grass’.
- Apply glue at the bottom of the grass. Paste it on the paper with the egg drawings to hide the eggs and you’re ready for a little Easter egg hunt!
Your Easter Theme Cutting Activity is ready!
Hand your little one a pair of child-safe scissors, and let them go to town snipping bits and pieces of grass to hunt for their Easter eggs!
Related: Looking for a pair of child-friendly scissors? Watch this video for my tips on choosing scissors for children!
Here’s why this activity is perfect for your toddlers to learn how to cut
- Cutting narrow strips of paper is easier than a long straight line. It makes it easy and manageable for your toddler to practice cutting without frustrations thus setting them up for success and building their confidence.
- It keeps your child focused and excited as they find more Easter eggs with each snip
- When children use scissors, they are developing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and bilateral coordination that are crucial for writing and other fine motor tasks, such as tying shoes, buttoning clothes, and using utensils.
Extending the Easter Egg Hunt Cutting Activity
Once your toddler has finished cutting the grass to reveal all the eggs, extend the activity and count the eggs together. By counting with your child, you can help them develop their understanding of number sequence as well as one-to-one correspondence counting.
You can repeat this activity with other drawings like insects, rabbits, coins etc.
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Happy learning at home!