Word Play for Visual Discrimination, An Art-for-Brains Activity

Thank you to everyone who showed an interest in my earlier post, Visual Discrimination Activities for Kids. When I shared why visual discrimination matters and how we can help children strengthen this necessary visual skill, I suggested a few basic activities.


How grateful I am to see that you’ve been sharing my post with great enthusiasm! I’m always thrilled to help fill a need, so today I take it up a notch and bring you a new design.


Word Play, An Art-for-Brains Activity for kids takes visual discrimination practice to the next level.


Help children strengthen visual discrimination skills critical for ease of reading with Word Play, An Art-for-Brains Activity.


Appropriate for first through fourth grades (and beyond), Word Play is a deceptively fun way to boost your students’ ability to recognize similarities and differences so critical for ease of reading. Ease of reading, of course, equals confidence in learning. And confident learners equal happier kids!


While you’ll discover more detail on Word Play’s product page, take a look below at the activities kids will enjoy.


Three Engaging Word Play Activities to Strengthen Visual Discrimination


1) Crack the Pattern Code

Students uncover hidden uplifting messages using the provided patterned alphabet as a key.

2) Crack the Secret Word List Code

Students practice process of elimination, deductive reasoning, and advanced matching skills to reveal four hidden words, all with something in common. They then identify the word list theme.

3) Create-a-Card

Using the patterned alphabet as a guide, students draw the appropriate pattern within each letter on a greeting card (five provided), then color and embellish it however they wish. A DIY envelope template is included.


Whether you’re in need of literacy center activities, homeschool or therapeutic skill-building work, or simply want to give your kids something fun to do besides screen time, check out Word Play, An Art-for-Brains Activity in my TPT store ($4).


While you’re there, check out the categories section (on the left) and click “Visual Discrimination” to find more options right for you.


And again, thanks so much for sharing!