Along with fine and gross motor activities, each lesson plan in the 4 and 5 Year Curriculum contains visual perception activities. Visual perception is the translation between the eyes and the brain. Correct translation is imperative to reading and writing. These activities can help correct visual perception issues as well as strengthen the brain and eye communication.
While one activity may be difficult for your child, another activity may be simple. Choose any area from the list of ABCJLM Visual Perception Worksheets to begin. The worksheets in most of the categories below increase in difficulty. Spend more time on areas with which your child is struggling.
All worksheets are in PDF format.
The Color Matching worksheets ask the child to color certain shapes, certain colors. Highlight the color words the correct color to help the child associate the word with the color. Use this activity to help the child search for items left to right and row by row. These worksheets increase in difficulty.
Connect the Dots
Copy the shape(s). To make it more difficult, look at the shape(s) for a few seconds before covering it. Then by memory draw the shape(s).
While cutting worksheets are not typical visual perception activities, I wanted to include these on this page as children with visual perception issues often struggle with cutting skills. Teach the child to cut in the middle of the black line. Dominant hand does the cutting while the other hand moves the paper. Elbows should not point out while cutting. If this happens, the paper needs to be moved.
The child is asked to draw items (Worksheets Set #1) or complete a shape drawing (Worksheets Set #2).
|Lowercase ABC #1
||Numbers #1||Shapes #1|
|Lowercase ABC #2||Numbers #2||Shapes #2|
|Lowercase ABC #3||Numbers #3||Shapes #3|
|Uppercase ABC #1||Three Shapes #1|
|Uppercase ABC #2||Three Shapes #2
|Uppercase ABC #3||Three Shapes #3|
Choose which item comes next in a pattern. These worksheets increase in difficulty.
The tracking worksheets help the child begin the process of looking from left to right and top to bottom. Encourage the child to search for the given item as if they would read a book. A child may need to point to each letter/character with his/her finger. These worksheets increase in difficulty.
|Tracking 1-1||Tracking 2-1||Tracking 3-1|
|Tracking 1-2||Tracking 2-2||Tracking 3-2|
|Tracking 1-3||Tracking 2-3||Tracking 3-3|
|Tracking 1-4||Tracking 2-4||Tracking 3-4|
|Tracking 1-5||Tracking 2-5||Tracking 3-5|
Disclaimer: I created these worksheets myself. Many of the ideas are taken from activities my son did in Occupational Therapy. These worksheets are the copyright of ABCJesusLovesMe. and JLM Media LLC.