Carrying of a Scissors

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  • Scissors.
  • Pieces of paper.


This can be an individual presentation or group presentation.


  1. Directress shows the child how to hold the scissors with the thumb, index and middle finger on the handle of the scissors.
  2. Show the child how to open and close the scissors. Open the scissors by opening up the hand, letting the thumb and the index fingers go apart.
  3. Close the scissors by closing the hand, bringing the fingers to form a fist.
  4. Now take a strip of paper in the left hand, place it in between the opened scissors and then snip right through the paper by closing the scissors.
  5. Allow the child to try snipping pieces of paper.

Control Of Error

Points Of Interest

  1. Show the child how to hold the scissors - hold the cutting blade with two hands and close the body.
  2. Do not run while holding scissors.
  3. When passing the scissors to somebody else - remember to hold the cutting blades and pointing the other end, i.e. the handle to the person that you are passing the scissors to.
  4. Tell them the danger of not handling the scissors properly: they could get hurt or they may hurt someone else; the cutting points are very sharp and can hurt easily.


Direct aims:

  • To teach the child how to use scissors.

Indirect aims:

  • To develop the child's fine motor skills.
  • To develop the child's concentration.
  • To develop the child's Independence.
  • To prepare the child for later project work.