Building Visual Memory Skills with Draw What You Saw

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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35 pages
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Draw What You Saw offers a fun way to incorporate art and creativity with activities that strengthen visual memory. Enjoy 10 different themes, each with 3 skill-building steps: Remember It, Repeat It, Create It.

How it works:

Students first memorize, then draw simple lines and shapes presented to them briefly. They memorize 3 cards per activity. Once finished, students get to see an illustration created from all of the lines and shapes they just drew. The final step is to reassemble their work and draw the illustration, a fun reward for a job well done.

Draw What You Saw helps children reinforce important foundation learning skills, including:

• visual memory
• visual discrimination
• visual figure ground
• fine motor
• attention


• Cover page
• Instruction page with suggestions for increasing and decreasing the challenge depending on child’s skill level
• 10 individual Draw What You Saw activities with the following themes:


• Optional “Hide It” template (If you prefer not to cut out the cards for this activity you may hide them instead.)
• Additional information about each learning skill strengthened
• Thank you page from yours truly

I recommend this activity for grades 2 and above. It’s a great resource for educational therapists and specialty educators helping students strengthen visual memory, but is just as fun for upper elementary students in traditional classrooms and homeschool settings.

For younger students or for those ready only for visual memory basics, I suggest starting here:

Building Visual Memory Skills with Matching Games (One for every month!)

You’ll also find these VISUAL MEMORY activities for kids bundled in a larger e-book here:
Building Visual Memory Skills THE BOOK

© 2014 Inner Pieces Gallery. Not for commercial use. Available for personal or single classroom use only.
Total Pages
35 pages
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