Find a bush that can easily be cut with a pair of child’s safety scissors. Also, preferably a bush in your backyard that you won’t mind if it looks a little bare or lopsided! Give your child the scissors and let them go to town giving the bush a “haircut”. Cutting is great for fine motor skill development and increasing hand strength.
The kids saw me trimming the hedges and thought it looked like fun! Usually Mr Rockstar is not a fan of cutting but trimming the hedges is more fun than cutting paper evidently. I was surprised how long and diligently the kids spent helping trim the hedges.