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Cutting activities for toddlers: Road trip

Who doesn’t love a road trip? We gave you a planner for one a few weeks ago – and today we have an activity for the car instead in our TIme to Pee club. This is a simple, three pager for you, with cutting activities for toddlers with a bit of a road trip theme for them. Something for them to do on a road trip stop, or a few days before you head off to build the anticipation for them. You must be a member of the Time to Pee Club to download this one – it is our weekly exclusive freebie for those of you in the club.

This consists of a few pages to practise cutting activities; which are a really important part of toddlers and younger kids learning their fine motor skills. Do make sure you use safety scissors and supervise what they are doing of course.

Cutting activities for toddlers – what do you get?

The workbook includes three sheets with various different pictures and shaped outline within them:

The first page is the header, followed by a page containing:

  • An oblong – water bottle,
  • Four point star – map,
  • Triangle – mobile phone,
  • Pentagon – products for your wash bag ,
  • Five point star – flip flops, and
  • Heart – SatNav.

The outlines are clear around the items, so very easy for you toddlers to cut them out.

The final two pages cover more road trip items including:

  • Oval – sunglasses,
  • Hexagon – hat,
  • Square – first aid kit,
  • Circle – headrest,
  • Five point star – Linen being carried,
  • Pentagon – eyemask
  • Triangle – battery,
  • Oblong – envelope,
  • Heart – headphones,
  • Oval – blanket,
  • Pentagon – sweets, and
  • Square – box of stuff.

You can get your toddlers to short the shapes into the same groups once they are cut out, and count the sides to bring more maths into the activity.

Why not also spot things around the rooms you are in with the same number of sides as some of the shapes that you have cut out?

This is a charming activity for the kids both at home, and in a preschool / kindergarten setting, so we really hope that you enjoy this freebie from us today.

<< To download this activity – just click on the circular image below and you can sign up to our Time to Pee club. It’ll then be available within the my account / my membership area. >>

Don’t forget to check out the other exclusives within the downloads section in your Time to Pee account. This is where you’ll always be able to access to freebies that we give to you. Bookmark it and keep on coming back!

Don’t forget to tell your friends about us too, will you?

There are some additional free resources for you as well on the site around fine motor skills that might be worth taking a look at:

Fine Motor activities

Some more crafts and printables to help with fine motor skills.

How about these ideas from the internet as well?

Cutting activities for toddlers from the Internet

Here are a few more ideas for improving scissor skills in toddlers.

Thanks as always for coming to see us; feel free to keep on coming back and using our resources. We’d LOVE it if you shared our site too.

Take care.


Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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