Indoor Activity For Kids:

Rescue the animals cutting activity

Activities that you can do with items in already in your home is a big win for me.

In this activity, kids not only get to practice cutting skills, but they also get to “rescue” animals stuck inside a muffin tin closed with tape.

Plus all you need are animal figurines, tape and a muffin tin to play!

This activity is inspired by ideas from Rescue the animals cutting activity.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Hand eye coordination activities help kids use their hands (and muscles) and eyes at the same time. When the two work together, young children begin to increase their ability to pick up, grasp, and manipulate objects.

Cognitive activities is educational play and is vital for your toddler's cognitive development – that is, your child's ability to think, understand, communicate, make memories, imagine and work out what might happen next.

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Step 1

Supply child scissors and invite your children to rescue the animal or other figurines.

Celebrate once they’ve rescued an animal.

Step 2

Place animal or other figurines: one in each muffin tin

Step 3

Stick tape over the muffin tin holes, one tape in each direction, forming a "plus" sign.

Or try making other shapes with the tape, like vertical or horizontal lines.

No joke, this scissor practice is on repeat with my toddler and preschooler.