Try this simple cut and paste collage art activity for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s wonderfully open-ended and it helps develop basic skills in using scissors and more.
Just because an activity is simple to set up doesn’t mean it isn’t fun and educational for children. There should be no shame. These types of activities can often be the most engaging and interesting to kids, especially if they come with out rules and boundaries.
Boo (aged 3 years) has absolutely loves cut and paste type activities. They are great because it’s something that I can quite quickly set up and she needs little instruction on what to do. She can be as creative as she wants to be!
Recommended ages: 2 years +
(Strict and active supervision is always required at all times)
Simple cut and paste collage art activity for toddlers and preschoolers
To prepare this activity you will need –
- paintbrush (for glue)
- Loose parts
Keep it super simple
Give your child the tools that will give them confidence and succeed. Offering them scissors that are child-safe and paper scraps that are manageable for them to hold will help with this.
In terms of materials you offer them, this cut and past activity for kids allows you to use whatever you have on hand around the house. I’ve used tissues, safe and clean items from the recycling bin that can be torn or cut up, anything! I think the trick is to keep it simple and not over think it.
For me, I prefer to have all the loose parts on display on a large dinner plate. It makes everything easy to see and allows a child to make a choices.
Cutting and pasting activity
If you search ‘cut and paste activity’ in Google it includes everything that I really don’t like.
Tacky worksheets and ‘cut on the line’ type stuff is usually what you’ll find. I’m sure there is a space for all that, but children, in my opinion, really need to have that open-ended opportunity as it is learning with play and exploration.
Would you agree?
This simple cut and paste collage art activity for toddlers and preschoolers is a great one to keep at the back of your mind. It requires very little set up and is something that you’re child will really love and become engaged in.
Does your child love cut and paste type activities like this one?
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