Dot Grid Pattern Play for Visual Perception Plus | An Art for Brains Activity

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Inner Pieces Gallery
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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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Visual Perception with Dot Grid Pattern Play

Improve visual figure ground, visual closure, visual discrimination and more. Dot Grid Pattern Play is a multitasking, learning powered printable activity for kids versatile enough for grades 2 through 6. It is just as fitting for differentiated classrooms and homeschools as it is for therapeutic educational environments.

While visual figure ground skill-building was the original intention for this activity, Dot Grid Pattern Play strengthens so much more.


Children finish the incomplete pattern on the dot grid, then color the specified shapes. Depending on skill level, children may use the final Hidden Shapes page to find and outline additional shapes within each pattern. I recommend that you find the hidden shapes yourself before giving the challenge to your students. Some shapes may be quite difficult to find!

Whether you use this fun learning tool for art class, or basic geometry, to practice using a straight edge or even for handwriting practice (without the actual handwriting) sneaky you will help students strengthen important learning skills along the way.


● Visual Figure Ground
● Visual Tracking
● Visual Closure
● Visual Discrimination
● Spatial Awareness
● Pattern Recognition
● Fine Motor
● Attention


● Cover Page
● Introduction - Includes more details about each additional skill strengthened.
● 10 dot grids with progressively challenging patterns to complete
● 1 Hidden Shapes page
● A big thank you from Inner Pieces Gallery

If you enjoy using fun art activities to help build learning power, you might also like:
Graph Art for Auditory Memory, An Art-for-Brains Activity

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© 2014 Inner Pieces Gallery. Not for commercial use. Available for personal or single classroom use only. (School libraries and specialist classrooms included as “single classroom.”)
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