Spatial -relation: vision activities

Visual Spatial Relations is an important visual perceptual skill that is important for many functional tasks.  Visual spatial relations allows the organization of the body in relation to objects or spatial awareness.  This is an important part of spatial awareness in handwriting and many other movement-based activities.  An important part of visual spatial relations includes laterality and directionality.  These terms refer to left-right body awareness and the ability to perceive left/right relationship of objects.

THE FOLLOWING TASKS REQUIRE VISUAL SPATIAL RELATIONS:
  • Letter formation and number formation
  • Writing letters without reversal
  • Reading letters without reversal
  • Sports
  • Completing puzzles
  • Walking in a crowded hallway without running into others
  • Standing in line without bumping into others
  • Left/right awareness
  • Understanding spatial reasoning concepts such as beside/under/next to/etc
  • Reading without losing one’s place
  • Copying written work with appropriate spatial awareness
  • Reading maps

These activities all require the ability to perceive an object in space.  The way they interpret position in space to their body and to other objects in the environment impacts motor skills. 

Try these other activities that challenge visual spatial relations:

  • Concentric Circle Painting
  • Line Matching with pipe cleaners
  • Color matching Elmer Activity
  • Word building with nature
  • Line awareness heart maze
  • Finger dexterity exercise
  • Winter scissor activity-cut icicles
  • Pencil Control candy cane
  • Sight word match with string
  • Giant motor planning maze
  • Line awareness bead picture
  • Create your own race track
  • Letters on the garage door