This Santas Beard Christmas Cutting Activity for Preschoolers is so cute and so much fun! Even the older kids (and me!) have had to jump in and participate, too. What you’ll notice from this fine motor activity is that it gives the younger kids the confidence and ability to practice their cutting skills while also creating their very own fun Christmas craft, too.
This Santa craft for kids is a super fun way to engage their minds to work on their hand-eye coordination while also help them to create their very own holiday decor as well.
And if you’re a fan of all things Santa, be certain to check out this Handprint Ornament Santa as well. It’s a fun way for the children to keep creating and staying active.
Santas Beard – Christmas Cutting Activity for Preschoolers
The great part about this cutting activity for preschoolers is that they can help with the entire process of cutting out all the pieces needed to create Santa’s beard OR they can wait until the end and just work on giving his beard a trim.
This simple cutting activity for kids lets them be a part of the process from start to finish if they choose to. They’ll love being able to create a super fun and unique Santa activity that they can then cut and trim, too!
This cutting activity for preschoolers does a great job of working on their cutting skills as well.
Use this fun cutting practice as an awesome fine motor activity.
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- Santas beard template
- Preschool Scissors (this is the one I recommend for toddlers and preschoolers.)
- Googly eyes, medium
- Glue stick
- Cardstock – grey, tan/flesh, white, red
How to Make this Simple Cutting Activity for Preschoolers
First, start by printing out the Santa Beard Template.
Once that is done, you’re going to trace and cut the large circle out of the cardstock.
Then glue the circle to the middle of the gray cardstock. (you can also use any background color that you want)
Next, cut out the Santa hat and also one red circle.
You can leave both rectangle paper strips and one circle on white paper.
Take and clue the hat to the top of the large circle and add one of the small paper strips for the trim of the hat and a small white circle as the top.
Glue on the google eyes.
Let the kids cut a bunch of snips on the large rectangle (or you can do this as well), starting from the bottom and going up. Leave at least an inch intact at the top so they don’t cut them loose.
Then glue the top that’s intact to Santa for the beard.
Position the red nose as well.
Take a pencil and use that to gently curl the snips of the white paper snips.
Then it’s time to give Santa’s beard a trim!
See how cute and adorable this Santa activity is? All you need to do is follow the simple directions and the kids will be having a blast in no time at all. And if you want to mix and match and have even more fun with it, just change it up and do so!
More Fun Christmas Crafts + Activities
- Christmas Printable Activity Packet for Kids
- Bingo Christmas
- The Last Christmas Tree Activities + Elf Ornament
- Fizzing Christmas Science Baking Soda Experiments
- Clothespin Christmas Clip Cards