Scissors are one of the school supplies that all kindergarteners will use. Do you need some ideas on teaching kindergarteners how to use scissors? Here is how I instruct my little learners on this tool.

Since most, if not all, new kindergartener students do not know how to use scissors, it is incumbent upon teachers to instruct proper scissor usage. I have found that you must be very specific in school supply directions and implementation.

After you instruct your students on how to use the scissors, what to use the scissors on and what not to cut, then give your little ones practice.

Here is a song/chant that I use to teach the proper use of scissors.


Reply to @kself41 Here is the Scissor Song! 🎶It’s more of a chant. 🗣The students are also practicing cutting with How to Use School Supplies activity! #kindergartenchaos #classroommanagement #teachertok

♬ original sound – Kindergarten Chaos ✏️Abbie

In the “How To Use School Supplies” kit, there are printables for practicing cutting with scissors. (See below for more information on the activity.)


Here’s a quick chant for teaching Little Learners about cutting. (From 2019) #JifRapChallenge #backtoschool2021 #kindergarten #CODAduets

♬ original sound – Kindergarten Chaos ✏️Abbie

Teaching Kindergarteners How To Use Scissors is fun with songs and chants. Your students will be more engaged and love following the rules of scissor use when they were instructed in an entertaining way.

Let’s not leave out all of the other school supplies that your little ones probably have not used. Once again, you MUST be very specific and intentional when you are teaching how to use school supplies. Here is a packet I created to help with instructing your new students.

This packet is also available in spanish.


Reply to @jeremypeterson126 How to explicitly teach about School Supplies in a developmentally appropriate way! Do you use interactive anchor charts? #kindergartenchaos #kindergarten #teacherpd #classroommanagement

♬ She Share Story (for Vlog) – 山口夕依

Go to post “How To Use School Supplies – Rules, Procedures, & Expectations” for more on teaching school supplies.

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