All preschoolers need to learn how to cut paper, which can be a slow and frustrating process for some kids as they never seem to be able to cut just right. Our solution for Isaac? Give him an old magazine, a pair of child safety scissors and let him have at it.
When he was done cutting he brought me the pile of shred and proudly showed me his "project." He felt accomplished, and it gave him a chance to practice holding and using scissors in a nonthreatening way.