Your kids will have fun while working on cutting skills with this free flower printable. This activity is a perfect addition to your flower theme unit.
After the Christmas season is over I am always ready for spring. How about you?
I receive tons of feedback from teachers who tell me how much their kids love cutting and creating snowflakes with my snowflake templates. They tell me that kids can’t get enough of the activity and that their classrooms are filled with snowflakes. Well, I imagine that teachers probably don’t want to make snowflakes during the spring and summer months. So, I created another activity that will be perfect for the warmer months.
Here is a fun little flower theme project that will help you motivate your kids to work on their cutting skills. It’s a perfect project for spring!
Two Levels of Difficulty
The printable includes two different versions of flower templates. Kids can cut out circular flowers and then cut out wedges around the circle to create the flower petals. One version has four flower petals while the other version will be slightly more difficult with more petals (8) to cut out.
If your kids are not quite ready to cut out the circles, you can help them out with that task and just ask them to cut straight lines to form the petals.
The four-petal version reminds me of a dogwood blossom.
The eight-petal version reminds me of a daisy.
Download Your Cutting Skills Practice Printable
The flowers look amazing when printed on brightly colored paper. They have me longing to see fields of Texas wildflowers…..Come on spring! Click on the link below to download your free copy of the flower cutting templates:
Encouraging Open-Ended Creation
Kids need to learn how to cut on lines, and this activity will provide them with an opportunity to practice this skill. But, if you feel like cutting out flowers is a bit too “crafty” there are plenty of ways to encourage open-ended creation while making flowers. Here are a bunch of ideas.
Cut Petals in a Unique Ways
- clip off the corners of each petal
- create rounded corners on the petals
- cut fringe on the petals
- trim the petals to make them shorter
Make 3-D Flowers
- Fold the petals
- Curl the petals
- Stack flowers on top of one another
Add Additional Creative Materials
Give kids some blank sheets of paper, glue, and a variety of creative materials so that they can make an open-ended collage. Here are some fun material ideas:
- crayons, marker
- hole punches
- dot, shape, or bug stickers
- plastic bottle caps
- glitter glue
- pipe cleaners
You can also use the flowers on bulletin boards and on blank books. I hope that your kids enjoy using these flower templates to improve their cutting skills.
Hopefully, they bring a little bit of spring into your life and I can’t wait to hear how you use them.
Check out the Flower Activity Bundle in my store for more hands-on flower themed learning activities.