For a start, let your child make some shapes of playdough. We can call them sausage, strips, long candies, etc. We can make them in several colors. The task is to chop sausage into small pieces (Image 1). When child cuts all strips, we can make one large, colorful pancake of them and cut it again.

Cutting playdough is a first activity to learn how to use scissors because this activity can be done with plastic scissors.

Image 1. Cutting a playdough

Once the child overcomes this activity, a child can start learning using scissors on paper.