Fall is my favorite time of the year. The cooler air and the crisp smell, the pretty colors of the changing leaves. LOVE IT!! Fall is also time for football games, soccer, fall baseball tournaments, and the beginning of basketball conditioning! This visual motor activity will have your child thinking about all of these fun fall sports as she tries to complete the sports balls that we have started for her. A great visual challenge for sure!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Fall ball drawing printable, crayons or markers
WHAT TO DO: Start this activity by asking your child if she can figure out what sport each ball belongs to. Then, go back through each ball and see if she can identify which details are missing. Set her loose with the crayons and markers to fill in the missing details!
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-If filling in the details of each ball is too difficult for your child to do on her own right now, do it for her! Just ask her to tell you what to draw. Or…draw in dotted lines to complete each ball and have her trace them.
-Find a picture of each ball on the internet or in a book. Better yet, if you have each of these balls somewhere in your garage, bring them inside so she has a model to copy.
-Still too difficult? After you talk about each of the balls, the sports they belong to, and what aspects they are missing, let your child color them in completely. Use red for the baseball, orange for the basketball, brown for the football and black for the soccer ball. Encourage her to stay in the lines as best as she can!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Visual motor integration, fine motor skills, grasp, cognitive skills, visual perceptual skills, prewriting skills