This outer space visual perception worksheet is a fun printable page for kids who love all things outer space! Sometimes a fun puzzle is just the way to make to therapy fun. This Space Visual Perception Puzzle helps kids develop and build skills such as visual discrimination, spatial reasoning, visual motor skills, and motor planning. It’s part of our free visual perception printable packet, full of resources to address visual scanning, visual discrimination, visual closure, and more.
Kids can work on pencil control and motor planning to connect matching planets and shapes, but be sure to go around the planets that are in your way!
Outer Space Visual Perception Worksheet
When completing this outer space worksheet, kids are working on several skills:
Visual Discrimination– Noticing and identifying subtle differences in shapes, colors, direction, and forms is a necessary skill for functional tasks like matching socks or silverware. Visual discrimination is a skill that is essential for handwriting, reading, and math. Children who struggle with visual discrimination may not notice small details or may confuse letters or numbers that are similar like b, d, 2, and 5.
Spatial Reasoning– This skill is what allows us to walk around objects in our path with enough space. Spatial reasoning is needed for handwriting when determining if a word will fit in a given space or if we need to write smaller or move to the next line at the end of the right margin. Encourage kids to draw pencil strokes around the planets so they don’t touch the other planets with their pencil. Visual spatial relations is a spatial reasoning skill.
Visual Motor Skills– Coordinating visual information with movements of the hands is a skill that is needed for handwriting. Use a writing utensil to connect the matching planets and moons while working on visual motor skills needed for written work.
Visual Memory– Children need visual memory for handwriting, reading, math, and many tasks during the school day. Visual memory is a skill that allows us to store a visual piece of information or a form in our mind and recall the characteristics of that form.
This printable sheet can be used over and over again if you laminate it or slide it into a page protector. Just use a dry erase marker to erase the lines and re-use the puzzle again.
The best news is that this space visual perception puzzle is FREE!
Grab your free worksheet by clicking the button below.
Free Outer Space Worksheet
Click HERE to get this worksheet as well as 24 other printable worksheets in the free visual perception packet.
There are a lot of other visual perception and visual motor activities on this site that you will love:
- Eye-Hand Coordination Activities using Paper
- Bilateral Coordination Visual Motor Integration Clover
- Jumbo Fine Motor Threading Activity
- Visual Processing and Visual efficiency-Problems you can not see
More Outer Space Activities for Therapy
Use the free visual perception worksheet along with these outer space activities to help kids develop skills in a variety of areas:
- Outer Space Theme Therapy Slide Deck
- Space Activities
- Galaxy and Outer Space Sensory Activities
- Space Play Dough Mat
- Outer Space Visual Perception Worksheet (you’ll love this other worksheet, too!)
- Martian Spacing Tool for Handwriting
- Bilateral Coordination/Math Space Maze
- Outer Space Books
Know a kiddo that loves all things space, astronauts, and planets? The Outer Space Fine Motor Kit is your chance to develop fine motor strength, dexterity, and coordination skills.
Addressing hand strength, endurance, and precision is out of this world fun! The Outer Space Fine Motor Kit includes:
- Fine Motor Mazes
- Fine Motor Ten Frames for motor activities
- 1-20 Star Counting Cards
- Bead Copying Strips
- Space Alien Directed Drawing Sheets
This fine motor kit includes 24 pages of printable resources. Included in this printable pack are:
- Two pages of color coded bead copying strips
- Two pages of blank bead copying strips
- Four pages of “draw and write” directed drawing activities with a space theme (Includes 3 styles of handwriting lines: highlighted lines, single rule, and double rule)
- Nine pages of fine motor mazes
- 1-20 Outer Space Counting Cards
- Four pages of fine motor ten frames activities
These printable activities extend to work on a variety of other functional areas, too: handwriting skills, numbers, math, adding, subtracting, one-to-one correspondence, scissor skills, coloring, and more.
Click HERE to grab the Outer Space Fine Motor Mini-Kit.
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.