OT Activity of the Day:
Target Age Range: 3 and up
I created this craft to work on basic cutting skills. I drew guidelines on an orange piece of paper for a child to cut on. (While I used an orange piece of construction paper, you can use any kind of paper to create your pumpkin.) After we cut the orange strips, we glued them onto a piece of paper and topped it all off with a precut pumpkin cut out. Lastly, we added a precut stem and leaf! If your child is older, you can always have them make the pumpkin cut out and stem/leaf.
A child should be able to cut on a straight line by the age of 4, so it’s a reasonable task to work on for those older 3 year olds. If your child is just getting comfortable with cutting across a piece of paper try really thick guidelines to help with success.