Today I have a free Halloween visual scanning worksheet. This one is a find and color activity that develops visual processing skills. Just print off this visual scanning worksheet to include in your Halloween occupational therapy activities. If you’re looking for a low-prep Halloween printable that builds skills, this freebie is the way to go!
Kids love this Halloween visual perceptual worksheet…and you’ll also want to grab our Halloween monsters I Spy printable.
Halloween Visual Scanning Worksheet
Therapists will love this Halloween visual scanning worksheet for the visual perceptual skills and visual scanning skills that it develops. Just print off this worksheet and grab some crayons to work on visual scanning skills with kids.
The free Halloween worksheet set comes in two sizes. One is a very small set of coloring images. This can be used with colored pencils to work on pencil control and precision of the small muscles of the hands. For kids that are working on small motor movements of the fingers, this is a great page to use.
You’ll also see a larger set of Halloween images in the PDF. These larger images can be used with crayons or markers to color within the lines while working on hand strength using crayons or accuracy of line awareness when using markers.
To better understand what is visual scanning, you can read more here on the website.
Visual scanning is a visual processing skill needed for so many functional tasks! Check out this resource on visual motor skills to read more.
For more visual scanning fun, try this DIY visual scanning worksheet activity.
Find and Color Activities
When kids complete find and color activities like in this printable Halloween coloring page, they are developing many areas needed for functional tasks:
- Visual scanning
- Visual discrimination
- Form constancy
- Visual figure ground
- Visual attention
- Visual memory
Plus, when asking children to color in a small area like the mini pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, and bats on this Halloween worksheet, they are working on pencil control, eye-hand coordination, and fine motor skills.
Related, you’ll love these spider activities for building skills in therapy during the Halloween season.
More ways to use this Halloween Visual Scanning Worksheet
I love to offer creative materials that can be used in a variety of ways to develop many skills. Try using the Halloween find and color worksheet in these ways:
Fine Motor Play
Cover the items on the coloring page with a small object like a coin, beads, or craft pom poms. This encourages fine motor control, eye-hand coordination, motor planning, in-hand manipulation, and more.
We also love using Halloween fine motor exercises shown in the video below. Use the ghost, pumpkin, witch, and other Halloween themed dexterity exercises as a warm up to pencil and paper tasks. You can also view the video on YouTube.
These Halloween dexterity exercises build fine motor skills, finger isolation, and motor planning.
Work on eye-hand coordination
Use a BINGO dabber to add a dot of paint on each of the objects as the child finds them.
Work on visual perceptual skills and handwriting- Ask the child to count the number of other Halloween objects on the page and write out each word and number to work on handwriting skills.
How would you use this Halloween visual scanning worksheet in your therapy toolbox?
Print off this free Halloween worksheet and use it in your therapy practice or classroom during the weeks leading up to Halloween. Or, print off a bunch and use it as a fine motor and visual perceptual activity during Halloween parties this year. However you use this free worksheet, it’s sure to be a hit!
More Halloween Ideas
Add this Halloween find and color pages to these ideas:
- Free “Cut the Pumpkin” Worksheets
- Free Pumpkin Deep Breathing Exercise
- Halloween Occupational Therapy Activities
- Pumpkin Activity Kit
- Fall Fine Motor Activities
- Fall Fine Motor Kit
Halloween visual perceptual worksheets
This Halloween visual perceptual worksheet is a great addition to your therapy toolbox this time of year.
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Enter your email address into the form below and we’ll email you the Halloween visual perception sheet. You’ll find many more Halloween activity pages in The OT Toolbox membership club.
Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grab the Pumpkin Fine Motor Kit for more coloring, cutting, and eye-hand coordination activities with a Pumpkin theme! It includes:
- 7 digital products that can be used any time of year- has a “pumpkins” theme
- 5 pumpkin scissor skills cutting strips
- Pumpkin scissor skills shapes- use in sensory bins, math, sorting, pattern activities
- 2 pumpkin visual perception mazes with writing activity
- Pumpkin “I Spy” sheet – color in the outline shapes to build pencil control and fine motor strength
- Pumpkin Lacing cards – print, color, and hole punch to build bilateral coordination skills
- 2 Pumpkin theme handwriting pages – single and double rule bold lined paper for handwriting practice
Work on underlying fine motor and visual motor integration skills so you can help students excel in handwriting, learning, and motor skill development.
You can grab this Pumpkin Fine Motor kit for just $6!