If you have trouble finding easy toddler activities for your little ones to do while the bigger kids are in school, then you will love this series we are doing this week of 5 no-prep totschooling activities. Find tons of no-prep and low-prep activity ideas for kids here!
Homeschooling moms know how hard it can be to keep little ones occupied while older kids are in school. If your kids are past the nap stage and playpen stage but not quite ready for preschool, then you’re in the mushy middle of child-rearing. My daughter Bo is in that stage right now, which has made us have to think of some creative activities to help keep her occupied when Monkey is in school.
Today’s no-prep totschooling activity? Cutting paper!
Easy Toddler Activities: Cutting Paper
Toddlers and preschoolers can develop fine motor skills by cutting paper. Cutting paper is one of our favorite easy toddler activities. We recommend using safety scissors to prevent your toddler from cutting her own hair or her bedspread… not saying any of that ever happened here. :-)
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If you want to get seriously educational, download and print our printable with several cutting guides. Toddlers and preschoolers can practice cutting straight lines and two curvy lines which helps this particular easy toddler activity have a bit more educational value. Otherwise, let your toddler cut the paper however she/he likes.
Pro tip: We found that giving the small ones a whole piece of paper was much harder to cut. Try cutting your paper into smaller pieces to make it a bit more manageable for your tot.
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