The Younger and I are working on fine motor skills, and tracing cookie cutters is an activity she loves. It’s easy to prepare for this activity and easy to clean up, so it’s one of my favorites!

Sometimes we pick a theme to follow (summer, animals, letters, etc.), and sometimes we make a mural that tells a story. Usually, however, I just give her all the cookie cutters and let her imagination run free. I love watching her arrange things and listening to her tell me what each cookie cutter means to her and why she’s chosen to use it. It’s a different story every time, and it’s a fun glimpse into where her mind is :-)

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6 Responses to Tracing Cookie Cutters for Fine Motor Skills

  1. July 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Excellent idea! We used cookie cutters for all sorts of things when my kids were younger. Now we use them to bake together — as cookie cutters. Imagine that!

    • July 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

      LOL! I also love this because it’s so cheap. We already have all the supplies lying around, so it’s basically free :-)

  2. July 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

    What a clever idea! I have to say I never thought of using cookie cutters for anything but cookies, and maybe to hang. Look what I’ve been missing!!!

  3. July 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Very cute idea! We have lots of cookie cutters. Maybe I can do that with my youngest.

  4. July 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Love this, I will implement this in my homeschool day!

  5. July 31, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Smart! I never thought of using cookie cutters as tracing guides :)