Indoor Activity For Kids:

Cutting busy box

Cutting is a skill that is important for kids to learn in a safe and fun way. It teaches fine motor skills and hand eye coordination and kids enjoy the thrill of playing with scissors.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Cutting busy box.

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.

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.

Literacy includes reading, writing, and speaking. It is the basis of any child’s learning.

Literacy skills can be taught from baby age with playful games and activities, and continues to be taught at school age where literacy instruction is more formal than just play.

Colour recognition activities helps children get to know the different colors and color blending and matching.

Step 1

Cut the paper into smaller pieces

Step 2

Gather all the supplies

Step 3

Draw 5 different lines on the paper, a pattern on each color

Step 4

Add the paper into the compartments of the lunchbox

Step 5

Supply everything to your kids and show them how to play

My son likes cutting but he didn't want to be told where to cut. So the pre drawn lines was not a success with him. I have to see what he likes cutting. I will add different types of paper to a busy box and his scissors and see what he does with it.

With your Cutting Box, include age appropriate scissors & a large bowl to collect all the cutting scraps. You can keep your scraps in a zip lock bag for collage making & tinkering.