Paper cutting can be introduced to 2 year-olds and should be preceded by kneading play-doh or modeling clay, transferring, tonging, stringing beads, and tearing strips of paper. The direct aim of paper cutting is scissor safety and bilateral hand-eye coordination. Cutting with a scissors is an indirect preparation for handwriting.
To move hand when cutting: to teach hand placement /movement when cutting. Space out stickers along the edge of a paper and instruct to cut and move non dominant hand to one sticker at a time from bottom to top.
This is a great activity because it builds the muscle control needed to learn to write by holding a paint brush, they get practice recognizing letters, plus it is better for toddlers and preschoolers to write, draw, or paint standing up because they will have more muscle control.