These Fall cutting activities for kids with autism are perfect for your home program or classroom activities. Learning to cut, requires strong fine motor skills. The activities listed below, will also help your child build their hand strength and fine motor skills. I have listed to tools you need, and perfect activities, for building your child’s cutting skills below.
Fall cutting activities for kids with autism
Such a fun and easy way to build cutting skills, incorporating the textures and colors of Fall.
This fun activity combines cutting and tearing, making it a fabulous activity for building hand strength and fine motor skills.
I love this activity which can include going on a nature walk, collecting leaves with your child and using them to cut up and make collages!
Of all of the Fall cutting activities, this one is perfect for Thanksgiving!
Such a fun and simple cutting activity that you can set up anywhere!
This simple DIY cutting station is one of my favourite Fall cutting activities. It makes it so easy to build cutting, fine motor and hand strength skills with your little one!
Helpful Tools for these Fall Cutting Activities for Kids with Autism
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These are the tools I use to build fine motor skills, hand strength and cutting skills in my autism classrooms and the home programs I run for autistic learners.
I have used these Fiskar’s pre-school training scissors for years in my practice. They are simple and effective to use when first learning to cut.
I swear by this therapy putty kit! When you purchase the therapy kit, you receive 4 containers of therapy putty, each one provides a different level of resistance so that you can upgrade as your child’s hands strengthen. Brilliant.
We also use these occupational therapy hand strengthening balls regularly at my autism center. They are effective in building hand strength and therefore, helping your child develop the strength necessary to successfully build fine motor skills.
I love this Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Skills Toolkit. These tools are so much fun and pretty much every child who steps through the doors of my learning center, uses them. You can include them as part of a sensory activity, use them as part of a sensory box or as learning tools during a sensory break.
Make it into a game! Build fine motor skills while playing this fun Sneaky Snacks Squirrel Boardgame. (Probably the most played game at my autism center, the kids absolutely LOVE this game!)
More activities that build fine motor skills
- Autism Workbooks – a collection of 5 autism workbooks that build fine motor skills, communication skills, sensory play skills, life skills and increase positive behaviors.
- Montessori Trays – a selection of Montessori trays to build new skills with your autistic learners.
- Simple Fine Motor Activity – create this simple activity that builds fine motor skills easily and quickly using cotton balls and clothespins.
- Origami for Kids with Special Needs – use these fun and easy origami activities to build fine motor skills with your little learners.
More Autism Learning Resources
- The Successful Interaction with a Child with Autism Course – learn to better understand your autistic child or students with this complete course.
- Sensory Communication Workbook – Build communication skills with simple sensory activities.
- How to Make a Communication Binder Guide & Workbook – Learn how to create a Communication Binder for your child or student with autism using real photos. Follow my expert guide to learn how to use it to increase communication skills.
- Zoo Animals Play Dough Mats Bundle – use these printable play dough mat to work on the names of the animals, build language skills, and increase fine motor strength and precision in a fun, sensory way!
Fall Cutting Activities
These Fall cutting practice activities for kids will help you build fine motor and cutting skills with your little learners on the autism spectrum.
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