Visual Memory activities – Shape building activities

Visual memory is only one aspect of visual perception and is the ability to remember what is seen. Visual memory is an important part of building pre-reading skills. Without good visual memory, a child would struggle to form letters or learn to read by recognizing the shapes of familiar letters and words

VISUAL MEMORY SHAPE BUILDING ACTIVITY

We used our dyed lollipop sticks to build shapes.  Make a shape example and have your child copy the form.  You can grade the activity as more difficult by removing the example and having the child build the shape using their “mind’s eye”.  Assistance can be provided by giving visual or verbal prompts to assist with building simple shapes.  Further extend this visual memory activity by engaging colors and building the shapes with all one color.  Then introduce shape forms with patterning or random colors.  Once the child demonstrates succeeds with shape copying, encourage letter and number building using the lollipop sticks.  This simple activity can be extended in so many ways to help work on visual memory!

MORE ACTIVITIES TO HELP WITH VISUAL MEMORY DEFICITS:
  • Memory Games
  • Concentration games
  • Spy games
  • Books
  • Encourage the child to recall the items to be found using visual memory.
  • Form copying games, such as pixy cubs
  • Shape sequencing games, like mental blox