I have a list of skills that I expect my daughter to master before she is 3.5. Cutting with scissors successfully is in my top 3. So I incorporated it into my lesson for the day. I precut letters and bagged them for the activity.
They all remembered their FIRST letter so it was time to learn their name. I had them sit and practice cutting so I could observe and determine what I needed to work on with each kid. It was good for them to try it on their own first so here they are...
While they were free cutting I made this for each kid.
Then they got to glue on the letters where they belonged. Most of the kids were so good at this, others knew the letters but needed help figuring out where it went.
For snack I pre-scored the cheese with the letter of their name and let them finish the cut.
Do you remember how I had their names on the wall? This time we played Simon Says but changed it with their name. So Lindsey says touch your toes. After every turn they had to pull their name off the wall and stick it to their shirt. Each kid got 3 turns.