Monday 1 August 2011


Montessori Activity: Cutting Spring Onions with Scissors

Age: 2.5 years old

Activity Duration: 5-15 minutes


1. To train the child’s fine motor skills
2. To inculcate life skills


1. 1 pair of scissors
2. 1-2 stalk of spring unions
3. 1 bowl
4. 1 tray


1. Demonstrate to your child by cutting the spring onion with the scissors slowly one by one.

2. Then assist your child to hold the scissors with thumb and fingers in the handle himself and have him practice opening and closing the scissors.

3. As your child opens and closes the scissors, hold the straw in between the scissors while he cuts it.

1 comment:

  1. You always have the best cutting exercises. Thanks for the idea!


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