This fun visual motor activity is a great way to work on drawing/prewriting skills while also addressing visual perception.
If you’re familiar with visual perception skills, you might know about a fascinating skill called visual closure. Visual closure is the ability to complete an unfinished figure or shape by “filling in the blanks’ visually. This skill is important as kids learn to read and learn to complete puzzles by figuring out what is missing. Visual closure is why we’re able to read quickly and fluently – we don’t have to stop and look at each individual letter in a word because our eyes and brain fill in the blanks for us!
Today’s visual motor activity is a fun way to address visual closure and kids will also get a dose of drawing and prewriting practice too!
What you’ll need:
-Free What’s Missing Printable (fill out the form below)
What to do:
Print the free printable page. Have kids use markers or crayons to complete the drawing of each person on the page. They can add the missing features in whichever order they’d like, or try using the online spinner (CLICK HERE) to select one feature to add at a time!
For Virutal Sessions:
-Send along the printable for the family to print ahead of time. Pull the spinner up on screen share and spin it to show which missing feature the child should add to the drawing.
-Instead of printing, send the family the jpg version of the What’s Missing page. Have them pull up the Chrome Canvas app, click “New from image”, and select the What’s Missing image. From here, the child can draw right on the screen, using a stylus with a tablet or using a mouse on a computer.