Preschool Visual Motor Worksheets

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awesome preschool visual motor worksheets

Preschool visual motor worksheets seem to be a standard activity in most preschools these days.

This page reviews several excellent, inexpensive, downloadable visual motor e-books that you can reprint over and over for all your children.

Before you start...

Teachers often use printables like these to help preschoolers master some of the visual motor components of handwriting. However, worksheets are NOT the best way to help your preschooler develop visual motor skills!

Before working on paper and pencil tasks, your preschooler needs lots of practice in getting eyes and hands to work well together.

My advice to all moms with preschoolers is to work on visual motor integration skills BEFORE trying worksheets.

But if you are sure you want some preschool visual motor worksheets, then go ahead and check out the ones I review below. Use the quick links to jump to the one you want to see.

There are so many awesome choices, so be sure to check out my comparison so you can choose exactly what your child needs!

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Is My Child Ready For Worksheets?

All children develop at their own pace, so I can't prescribe an age at which your child should be ready to tackle worksheets. However, the younger the child, the less time should be spent doing paper-and-pencil tasks.

These preschool visual motor worksheets are meant to be used AFTER your child's visual-motor integration skills are ready to tackle simple pencil-and-paper activities.

  • A single worksheet page at a time should be sufficient for a preschooler, and only for a short period between other active play activities.
  • If your child rushes through, ask him/her to go back and add some more color (go over each path/line in a different color each time to make rainbow lines).
  • If your child struggles to stay on the line or in the path, rather leave worksheets for a while and go and do some eye-hand coordination exercises, or take part in some visual motor activities to develop visual-motor integration skills.
  • If your child struggles to hold a pencil, you can still use these worksheets, but have your child trace the path with a finger instead. You can also laminate the worksheets or put them inside a plastic sleeve to use them over and over with a fat wipe-off marker.

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Visual Motor Workbook

This is a LARGE download (about 25MB) owing to the high quality images used. Well worth it for the colorful and interesting activities!

Only $7.99

 A lot of work has gone into making these worksheets attractive for preschoolers. Even if you have to print these in black/white instead of color, the pictures and shading are still more attractive than the standard, boring worksheets often given for free on the net.

The worksheets are gently graded, and give preschoolers lots of practice in weak areas (eg diagonal lines, corners, curved lines).

Your child can use a crayon or a finger to trace the lines; or you can laminate the sheets and have your child use wipe-clean markers.

For older kids, I printed 2 worksheets on each sheet of paper, as older children are able to work over slightly smaller areas.

Be sure to work "big" on the blackboard and in a sand tray before moving onto worksheets, though.

Included at a 30% discount in the Preschool Premium Bundle Deal and in the Preschool Visual Motor Bundle at a 30% discount!

Size: 27MB
Printing:
Best in color, but still acceptable in Black and White. You may reprint this resource as often as you need to.

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Penguin Pencil Challenges

The cute penguins make a great motivation for staying on the paths in this set of 40 worksheets!

From preschool to kindergarten.

Only $3.99!

These preschool visual motor worksheets increase in difficulty as the paths get narrower AND/OR by adding more curves, corners and loops. The challenges start with simple, short, straight or curvy lines, which get progressively longer.

The longer ones then get more challenging with more loops and curves, and also have a wide path or narrow path for the pencil to follow.

I particularly like the steady progression of the challenge (no big jumps from easy to difficult).

After purchasing, you can choose between full page downloads (a single penguin challenge on a full page), OR, my favorite, you can get 4 penguin challenges on a single page - same challenge, just smaller, which is also more challenging as the lines are narrower!.

See the pics below, representing a full page each, to see what I mean. (You can also download all the versions, no problem!)

Full page, more challenging, wide path
Full page, more challenging, narrow path
Full page, 4 simple challenges on one page

Printing: Black and White or Colour (both versions are given to you on purchase). You may reprint this resource as often as you need to.

Included in the Preschool Visual Motor Bundle at a 30% discount!

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Lines, Lines And More Lines

Visual motor, tracing and copying skills.

From preschool to kindergarten.

Only $3.99!

24 graded worksheets that will take a preschooler from tracing simple straight and wavy lines, all the way to practicing the handwriting patterns needed for kindergarten.

Some sheets give tracing practice, others give copying practice, and there are fun activity suggestions to make worksheet completion more interesting.

If your child struggles to master the tracing and copying of patterns and lines, please help them work on visual motor integration with these fun VMI activities.

I always prefer to teach children to master lines and patterns on other mediums, such as on a board, in the sand, on a vertical surface etc, before moving to worksheets.

I would only use preschool visual motor worksheets like these to give kids extra practice in refining tracing and copying skills, and to help the child learn to work with a pencil on paper, and not for actually teaching lines and patterns.

Size: 8MB
Printing:
Although there are small color pictures to add interest on many of the pages, the pages can easily be printed in Black and White. You may reprint this resource as often as you need to.

Included in the Preschool Visual Motor Bundle at a 30% discount!

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Visual Motor Exercises

My children love these LONG visual motor activities.

Only $4.99!

There are 25 long mazes and patterns of various difficulty, and once the pattern is assembled (very easy to do) it is 28 inches long! Each page contains 3 strips which get stuck together to make one long path. Print them out, stick the paths together and laminate them to make them last.

This is one of my favorite preschool visual motor worksheets as it is helps kids work on visual motor skills over a large area!

Kids are encouraged to work from left to right, to cross their midline, and to develop visual-motor integration skills.

When I use these, I have the child go over the path a number of times with different colors of wipe-clean markers, to give lots of visual motor practice.

Size: 9MB
Printing: Black and White. (I added color to the paths with a marker before laminating)  You may reprint this resource as often as you need to.

Included in the Preschool Visual Motor Bundle at a 30% discount!

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I Can Draw Shapes

Visual motor shape practice for preschoolers.

Each "booklet" progresses from coloring the shape, to drawing the shape inside a path, to tracing the shape, completing the shape and then finally drawing the shape unassisted.

Only $3.99

As with all visual motor activities, I recommend working "off-paper" to master shapes before moving to pencil and paper work.

Shapes include circles, squares, rectangles, triangles and diamonds, and the final booklet contains all 5 shapes.

You make the booklet by printing out the 5 pages for each booklet, cutting them in half and then stapling them together to end up with a 10 page little booklet.

So if you are looking for a cleverly folded true mini-book format, this is NOT it. However, if you are looking for a graded series of little worksheets for your preschooler to practice on, then these could be useful.

Size: 58MB - Delivered as a zip file with 7 separate pdf files (directions/rubric and 6 booklet templates)
Printing: Black and White. You may reprint this resource as often as you need to.

Included in the Preschool Visual Motor Bundle at a 30% discount!

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Preschool Visual Motor Worksheets Bundle Deal!

Only $17.45

Total Value = $24.95

Get a 30% discount  when you purchase this  preschool visual motor worksheets bundle!

Contains the following e-books:

  • Visual Motor Workbook
  • Penguin Pencil Challenges
  • Lines, Lines and More Lines  
  • Visual Motor Exercises
  • I Can Draw Shapes 


How These Printable Downloads Work:

You are allowed to print as many copies as you need for the children in your family, classroom or therapy room, so they are great value for money. I have tried all these e-books myself and believe they are well worth the tiny investment if you want to improve your child's  skills. I have negotiated exclusive bundle deals just for my OT Mom readers.

When you click on the "Add to Cart" buttons, you will be taken to Your Therapy Source's shopping cart.  Once your order is complete, pay for it and then you will receive download links for the e-books, which come in PDF format. Save them to your PC and then print out the pages as and when you need them.

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