Visual perception and visual scanning are important skills for everyday activities like reading, writing, drawing, cutting, completing puzzles, dressing, and organizing materials. Yet foundational visual skills are rarely, if ever, practiced.
This resource, designed by an occupational therapist, offers 5 Valentine's Day themed activities that address visual scanning and visual perceptual skills. This product is suitable for teachers, occupational therapists, or parents to use. The five activities included are as follows:
1- FIND THE HEARTS!
This activity addresses visual skills such as scanning and visual perception as children scan the classroom in search of certain hearts.
2- COUNT THE HEARTS ON THE PAGE!
This activity addresses visual skills as children scan a worksheet in search of hearts.
3- TRAIL OF HEARTS!
This activity addresses both visual and fine motor skills as children use pompoms to set up a pretend “Trail of Hearts” on the floor. Children then follow directions to pick up a specific number of “hearts” on the trail.
4- IDENTICAL CUPIDS!
This activity addresses visual skills as children scan a worksheet in search of identical cupids.
5- DON’T TOUCH CUPID'S ARROWS!
This activity addresses visual motor skills as children work at a table or at a vertical surface, like a chalkboard or dry erase board and are careful to NOT touch “Cupid's Arrows” as they draw around them.
This resource very carefully explains what the different visual processing and visual perceptual skills are and how they are important during learning.
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