Visual Perception Printable Activities for Preschool

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You can use these visual perception printable activities to help your preschool child work on different visual skills.

My recommendation is that young children should be developing their visual perceptual skills primarily through exploring their environment and using hands-on activities, and I prefer to avoid worksheets at this age.

However, these printable activities can be safely used with preschool children as they are designed to be more interactive than the usual paper-and-pencil tasks.

Many of the resources are cut into cards to be physically matched up. Some answers can be pointed to instead of marked and others can be traced with the finger.

So, as long as you are also incorporating other hands-on visual activities into your preschooler's life, then go ahead and get some of these visual perception printable activities to help develop your child's skills!

A visual closure activity for preschoolersVisual closure activity - match the animal

I highly recommend all the resources on this page because I have used them myself for years with my own kids at home as well as in therapy situations. I describe the visual perception skills that each resource targets and give some tips to help you get the most out of each printable.

Honesty Point: All the printables are created by Your Therapy Source, and I am an affiliate for them because I love their resources! I receive a small commission for each sale which helps supports my site. Clicking on the "Add to cart" button will take you to their site where you can complete your purchase.

If you are at all concerned about your child's visual perceptual skills, please request an occupational therapy evaluation. Use of the visual perceptual worksheets on this page is NOT a substitute for occupational therapy intervention!

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Visual Perceptual Games & Activities

A collection of simple visual perceptual games and worksheets that reinforce concepts that preschoolers need to learn.

You can laminate the games and cards to make them reusable!

Only $4.99

Visual Perception Games and Activities - a printable resource pack for preschool teachers and parents

What you will get:

  • Color-Shape Bingo
  • Shadow Bingo
  • 3 form constancy worksheets - your child can point out, color in, or circle the answer.
  • 10 pages of Block Patterns cards Use the block patterns cards with basic wooden building blocks. Your child needs to build or arrange the blocks according to the picture or pattern on the cards. This can help reinforce spatial perceptual skills.

The Bingo printables work on visual discrimination and matching skills - they can be played like Bingo or as a matching game.

To make it a matching activity, cut up the animal cards and have your child place them on the matching shadows on the Bingo board.

visual perception printable bingo game activity for preschoolersOne of the Bingo printables used as a matching activity
Printing:

The color-shape bingo must be printed in color, while Shadow Match Bingo can be printed in either color or black/white. The rest of the worksheets are black/white.

Included at a 30% Discount in the Preschool Budget Bundle Deal!

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Color Coding

An interesting name for an interesting collection of pages!

I personally use these printables to work on visual discrimination and form constancy skills.

Only $4.99!


Color Coding - a printable pack containing resources for visual discrimination and form constancy for kids

Although described as a book which gives practice with shapes, pre-writing strokes and letters, I tend to use this book with children who are not yet ready to write, but need to practice visually discriminating between different shapes, letters and numbers.

The black-background coloring pages (coloring shapes with specific colors according to directions) reinforce form constancy.

The letters and numbers pages (shown here), are designed to give children practice in tracing letters, but can be used as visual discrimination worksheets instead - I let the children point to or circle the answers in the given color instead of tracing them.

Slightly older kids can use the same printables to work on their visual motor skills by tracing with a pencil.

worksheets for visual discrimination and visual motor practice

Printing: Although the pages are color coded so the child can see which shapes/letters should be which color, I personally printed the pages in black and white, and marked the color key with felt tips after printing.

Included at a 30% Discount in the Preschool Budget Bundle Deal!

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Visual Closure Games & Activities

This e-book contains the printable resources to create 6 reusable visual closure games and activities.

Laminate the games and cards for durability!

Only $4.99!

Visual Closure Games and Activities - a printable resource pack from YTS

Preschool children will enjoy the games, and they can also be used with kindergarten kids whose visual perceptual skills are weak. It isn't easy to find visual-closure resources and I found these really useful.

All the visual perception printable activities come with a set of full images that need to be matched to the erased/obscured images.

The food and school supplies match up worksheets are quite easy, and even if your child can't read, matching the correct word on the partially erased words will be a good challenge.

printable visual closure worksheets

The Zoo and Construction Lotto games require the child to pay more attention to visually complete the picture.

However, kids can sometimes match the color of the hidden image instead of using visual closure skills to match the hidden image.

As a result, I really prefer the black and white printing to increase the visual challenge of the games.

preschool visual closure activities - printable in color or in black&white
Printing visual perception worksheets in black and white can increase the challenge

 Included at a 30% Discount in the Preschool Budget Bundle Deal!

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Puzzles On Paper

There are more than 40 worksheet puzzles that use figure ground perception, visual closure or visual discrimination skills.

Only $3.99!

Puzzles on Paper - Printable puzzle worksheets to work on visual perception skills

The "puzzles on paper" printables are presented in a variety of ways, all of which help children build essential visual perceptual skills. This is another great resource for visual closure!

Some puzzles require a number to be written next to the correct piece, or a line to be drawn (which is a visual-motor requirement).

kids with poor pencil skills can do the puzzle one-on-one with you, and either point to the correct answer, or trace the line with their finger.

Included at a 30% Discount in the Preschool Budget Bundle Deal!

printable puzzle worksheets for visual closure skillsGreat for visual closure skills!

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Mosaic Patterns

Mosaic Patterns gives a variety of sample pictures made from color dots; and black and white outlines of the same pictures for kids to copy.

Only $3.99!

printable fine motor and visual perception activity resource - Mosaic Patterns

Although it may seem to be a fine motor activity, copying the colors of the picture accurately also demands visual discrimination, position in space and spatial relations skills.

Merely coloring them in is a bit time consuming but there are fun, crafty  ways to complete the pictures that work on fine motor skills.

The author suggests crumpled tissue paper (my favorite, I recommend them elsewhere on my site), dot markers, adding blobs of paint with cotton swabs, or applying stickers.

printable activity sheets to build fine motor and visual perception skillsUse fine motor skills to complete the activities, instead of coloring

There are 10 different patterns that come in small, medium and large versions of each puzzle. In addition, there are 10 additional patterns that come without outlines, which increases the visual and spatial perception challenge.

Included at a 30% Discount in the Preschool Budget Bundle Deal!

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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

Visual Motor Workbook - a printable resource pack for preschoolers

 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.

graded visual motor worksheets for preschool

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.

visual motor practice sheets for preschool

Included at a 30% discount in the Preschool Premium Bundle Deal and in the Preschool Visual Motor Bundle Deal (new page).

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Match 'Em Up

You could have 36 different matching activities from one download!

Only $8.99!

Match 'Em Up - printable visual memory games for kids

A great resource for visual memory games as well as visual discrimination activities. Some of the pages would fit well into themed weeks (eg snowmen, fall leaves, Christmas trees), but honestly, they could all be used throughout the year!

There are 36 sets of beautiful cards, and you would need to print 2 copies of each set you select.

There are a couple of different alphabet and number cards that could be used as a form constancy exercise (ie that an "A" is an "A" no matter what the color or font).

Print two copies of each sheet to make a matching memory game

Printing:

Only 6 of the 36 activities are color dependent and need to be printed in color in order for the activity to work well.

These pictures are identical in shape, and the child needs to look carefully at the colors in order to match the cards.

work on visual memory skills with these colorful, printable matching games for preschoolers

The other activities are beautiful in color, and can be used to play "Concentration" or "Memory Game" to work on visual memory skills.

However, if you print them in B&W, this will increase the visual discrimination challenge of the activity, requiring the child to pay careful attention to detail without the clues of color.

work on visual memory skills with these printable matching games for preschoolers

Included at a 30% discount in the Preschool Premium Bundle Deal.

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Bundle Deals!

Preschool & Kindergarten Budget Bundle

printable visual perception worksheets for preschool and kindergarten

Only $16

Total Value = $22.95

  • Visual Perceptual Games & Activities
  • Color Coding
  • Visual Closure Games & Activities
  • Puzzles on Paper
  • Mosaic Patterns


Ideal for preschoolers and young kindergartners, this pack of visual perception printable activities comprehensively addresses many of the visual perceptual skills needed for starting school.

If you buy this pack, I recommend that you also include visual motor activities and visual memory activities in your child's schedule (resources for these skills are included in the Premium Pack).

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Preschool & Kindergarten Premium Bundle

best collection of printable visual perception worksheets for preschool and kindergarten

Only $27.95

Total Value = $39.93

  • Visual Perceptual Games & Activities
  • Color Coding
  • Visual Closure Games & Activities
  • Puzzles on Paper
  • Mosaic Patterns
  • Visual Motor Workbook
  • Match 'Em Up

Contains all the e-books in the Budget Bundle PLUS the Visual Motor Workbook to work on early visual motor skills and Match 'Em Up for visual memory and extra visual discrimination and matching practice. 

A fantastic way to make sure your child is developing all-round visual perceptual skills!

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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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As an affiliate for Your Therapy Source, I will receive a small commission on the sale of any of these printable worksheets if they are purchased from my site. However, the reviews are all mine and completely honest. I had found and used their products myself before requesting to make their e-books available to my visitors.

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I hope that you will find these visual perception printable activities as helpful as I did!

Pop over to my Visual Perceptual Skills page if you need some more information on visual perception and to find some free hands-on activities you can do at home.

Or find out about other Preschool Learning Activities you can do with your preschool child!

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