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Free Fall Symmetry Activity Packet for Visual Motor and Patterning
This post includes the free Fall Symmetry Activity packet to help children improve their auditory and visual processing skills. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care provider and none of our materials or services provide a diagnosis or treatment of a specific condition or learning challenge you may see in your child or student. If you seek a diagnosis or treatment for your child or student, please contact a trained professional who can provide an evaluation of the child.
Fall is a great time of year to help kids develop their skills with symmetry. There are so many changes happening during the fall season, it’s easy to point out how symmetry is a part of our everyday lives. Take for example, a fall leaf. If we split a leaf down the middle, it is an exact replica, in pattern and shape, as it’s opposing side.
Using patterns and symmetry with our children and students not only helps them piece things together, it also is a way for them to strengthen their visual motor skills, hand-eye coordination and sequencing. Activities that encourage symmetry and sequencing also improve processing speed for kids who need help with reading and comprehension.
For this fall season, we have created the Fall Symmetry packet that provides kids with the opportunity to use their symmetry skills as they draw and color. It’s a great tool to use in therapy sessions, at-home activities and in the classroom.
Why is Symmetry important?
Providing kids with symmetry activities is a great way to hone their patterning skills needed for sequencing. Using patterns and sequences can help kids develop math skills and visual perception skills.
Completing artistic sequences, like in the Fall Symmetry Activity Packet, can improve a child’s understanding of right and left, and overall spatial awareness.
Research shows visual motor skills are also strengthened when kids use sequencing activities. Kids need to determine color, shape, size and pattern to complete the sequence. As they process this information through their visual system, they will retain it and use it when they need to at home or in the classroom.
Symmetry activities are also great for helping kids develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. As the child completes the activities, they will get practice with lines, diagonals, angles and curves to help with pencil grip and letter directionality.
The Fall Symmetry Activity Packet
In the free Fall Symmetry Activity Packet, you will find several fun fall-themed objects where the child can complete the pattern. Each activity is designed to help kids mirror what is on the other side. These activities are perfect for home, school or therapy sessions.
Feel free to adjust the activities to fit the level of the child. The activities are meant to be fun and playful. The child does not have to complete the pattern perfectly to understand how symmetry works. If you can see your child or student getting frustrated because they can’t complete the full symmetry pattern, help them draw the pieces that make most sense to them. The child can always go back and complete the activities as their skill set improves.
An older child may even benefit from the activity packet if they struggle on basic concepts or if their skills are delayed. The free PDF activity packet is a digital copy only and can be saved directly to your computer or hard drive.
After the activity packet is saved, use the digital copy to print and re-print copies so the child can perform the exercises multiple times. Or, the activity packet can be used for multiple students.
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