Today I’m sharing a Halloween activity to support the development of visual discrimination skills.
Visual discrimination is the ability to tell the difference between objects or symbols by sight including their shape, orientation, size and color.
Importance of Visual Discrimination
Children acquire the ability to visually discriminate objects as they mature and grow. To accurately identify letters and numbers, children need to have good visual discrimination skills.
These skills will help children easily identify the similarities and differences in letters like b and d or x and y. Visual discrimination skills are also important when classifying.
For this activity you will need small manipulatives like Unifix cubes, flat floral marbles, or bingo chips.
How to Use the Halloween Visual Discrimination Cards
Print each page on cardstock and lamiante, then cut in half. There are two cards per page. Students will search for two images on each Halloween themed task card that are the same and cover them with a manipulative.
More Halloween Ideas
- 5 Little Pumpkins Halloween Sensory Bin – Your little learners will have a blast retelling the rhyme Five Little Pumpkins with this Halloween themed sensory bin! They’ll be developing their fine motor and oral language skills as they retell the rhyme. Setting up this sensory bin experience at home or in your preschool classroom is super simple and loads of fun!
- Halloween Sensory Bin with Spaghetti – Need Halloween sensory play ideas for your preschool classroom? You can make this easy colored spaghetti for a super fun Halloween themed sensory bin. This squishy Halloween sensory spaghetti is sure to be a big hit with your kids!
- Halloween Sensory Bottle – Halloween can be loads of fun in the classroom with all the cute crafts and activities. Here’s a super quick and easy Halloween sensory bottle you can make to help kids who may become overstimulated by all the activity in the classroom during this time of year.
- Halloween Fine Motor Activities for Preschool – Kids can use fine motor skills all day, but doing the same thing over and over can cause children to lose interest. These activities are fun experiences for October that will help build fine motor skills. These are perfect for a fall theme or Halloween theme. And, since many of the items are from the dollar store, you can stock up your morning work baskets or centers.