Fun activities to improve a child’s visual motor integration

Written by Nushabah Zakir Updated 5 months ago

Visual motor integration or hand-eye coordination describes our ability to coordinate our hand/body movements with our vision including fine motor activities (e.g. beading) and gross motor activities (e.g. throwing/catching a ball). Academic skills such as printing and cutting require well-developed Visual Motor Integration skills.

Try these fun activities to improve your child’s visual motor integration:

  • Throwing and catching a ball
  • Throwing balls through a tunnel or through a friend’s legs, into a bin/bucket, etc.
  • Bouncing a ball
  • Targeting games: Beanbag toss, horseshoes, marbles, water balloons, bowling, etc.
  • Construction games such as Lego, K’nex
  • “board games such as “Operation”, Lite Brite
  • craft activities such as lacing cards, stringing beads, paper folding
  • Tracing over lines before coloring
  • Mazes, dot-to-dot activities
  • Cutting activities

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