Fine-motor skills – cutting using scissors accurately - knowing how to carry and pass scissors safely.
If you have any Christmas cards that you received for Christmas why not cut out your favourite pictures and make them into tags for presents next year. Hole-punch a hole and thread some ribbon or string through the hole. Put your tags in a safe place for next Christmas, maybe with the decorations.
Create a snowman using the snowman shape cutting sheets.
Give your child a sheet of paper or even a paper plate and get them to snip a fringe around the edge. What could you make it into?
Draw zig-zag or wavy lines for your child to cut along.
Let them experiment cutting different materials such as cardboard, strips of wool, tin foil or straws.
Go for a walk, scoot or bike ride.
Practice bouncing and catching a large ball with both hands. How many bounces and catches can you do?
Throw and catch a ball between 2 people. How many catches can you do?
With a partner bounce a ball between you. Start 1 metre, then try 2 metres. Can you do 3 metres?
Kick a ball between you and a partner. Can you stop the ball with your foot? Kick carefully back to your partner. How far apart can you stand?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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