The 50 activities in this book require flexible, deductive thinking—and each makes good use of those scissors!
In each activity, students must follow very specific instructions on one sheet to accomplish the snipping activity on the other sheet. In the process, they get to touch, fold, turn and fiddle with a paper problem—and that's good! No passive learning to be found in this book.
The book is designed to hone direction-following skills. In fact, the directions are worded so carefully that students should not need to come to you for help at all.
As a side benefit, Smart Snips is great for fostering reading skills, because youngsters really have to concentrate on those written directions.
This is exciting, fresh material that can be used as learning centers or can be done as independent seatwork.