Visual Motor Integration is also known as eye hand coordination. Essentially, this skill is the ability to coordinate the hand in an effective manner directed by vision. When relying on visual motor skills, a person coordinates their movements based on what they see. A child requires effective visual motor skills in order to do so many tasks…forming letters, writing on a line, coloring within lines, cutting along a line, catching a ball, completing puzzles, reading, and so much more.
This fun (and colorful) activity is easy to create at home and a fun way to work on visual motor integration. We added a color matching component to our activity, but you can adjust this activity to include what ever best keeps your child’s attention.
Visual Motor Color Matching Activity
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I started by drawing small circles all over a sheet of construction paper. I used a bunch of different colors that matched the colors of stickers we had. These rainbow stickers are the perfect size for little fingers to peel and work on fine motor skills.
I had Baby Girl (aged 2 and a half) peel off the stickers and place them on the circles. Scanning for the matching color works on those eye-hand coordination abilities and also works on color identification.
This was also a great way for Little Guy (age 4) to work on his visual motor skills. He’s working on letter formation and ability to write in a smaller space with better control. The fine motor and visual motor work in the activity are perfect for the new hand writer.
This is such an easy way to work on so many skills. We’ll be doing this activity again, for sure, with a few modifications. Instead of matching colors to colored circles, try matching letters, numbers, emotions, and more!
What are other ways you can work on visual motor skills at home?
- Tic Tack Toe
- Copying shapes/drawings
- tracing paper
- dot to dot pictures
- pegboard designs
- copying lite brite designs
- rolling and catching a ball
- flashlight tag