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July 4th Seek and Find PDF Free Printable

Looking for a fun, free puzzle to help challenge your visual perceptual skills this July 4th? The July 4th seek and find PDF free printable can be downloaded at the bottom of the blog post.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE WITH THIS JULY 4TH SEEK AND FIND PDF ACTIVITY?

This free patriotic printable helps kids work on the following skills:

  • figure ground skills
  • visual motor skills
  • visual discrimination skills
  • visual scanning

HOW DO YOU COMPLETE THIS PATRIOTIC PDF ACTIVITY?

After you print or screenshare the activity, the children need to find four kids with a flag and four kids with a hat. To make it even more difficult, try drawing a line connecting the stick figures without touching any butterflies, stars or circles. This is a challenging visual motor task.

HOW TO GET ACCESS TO THE FREE PRINTABLE

All you need to do is follow these three steps to access the printable July 4th page for elementary, middle school and homeschool students:

  1. Find the box at the bottom of this blog post.
  2. You will be redirected to download the PDF format file of the printable activity.
  3. Print or screen share the activity.

OTHER WAYS TO COMPLETE THE JULY 4th SEEK AND FIND PUZZLE ACTIVITY

Here are a few options to modify or differentiate this activity:

  • Print on cardstock paper and laminate it.  Use wipe-off markers to write on the free printable.
  • Screen share the activity on the board so the whole class can do it without having to print the activity.
  • Make it easier by: circling one stick figure with a flag and one with a hat to provide an example for the students.
  • Make it more difficult by: printing it on black and white paper.
  • Add in physical activity by: Warm up with marching around the classroom. Pretend to march in a parade slowly and fast. Turn on patriotic music and march to the beat.

WHY ARE THESE SKILLS IMPORTANT FOR THE CHILDREN TO PRACTICE WITH THIS FREE JULY 4th PRINTABLE?

Here are more details about this free printable and why the skills are important to practice.

VISUAL MOTOR SKILLS

Visual motor skills are the ability to use information from our visual system to guide our motor system. This can include skills such as catching a ball, writing, drawing, and cutting with scissors. Visual motor skills involve the coordination of both large and small muscles.

For example, in this activity the children have to: find and circle the stick figures and draw a line connecting them together.

Additionally, visual motor skills develop over time – infants and toddlers typically have poorer visual motor skills than school-aged children or adults.There are many ways to improve visual motor skills, such as by playing sports, engaging in crafts, or participating in other activities that require coordination and fine motor skills. Anyone can benefit from improving their visual motor skills! Get more visual motor activity ideas.

VISUAL SCANNING SKILLS

Visual scanning skills refer to the ability to look at a visual display and take in the information quickly and efficiently. This can be useful in a variety of settings, from reading a book to finding a specific item in a store. 

For example, in this activity children have to: scan the whole page to find the stick figures.

Read more about visual scanning activities.

VISUAL DISCRIMINATION SKILLS

Visual discrimination skills are the ability to see visual differences between similar objects. For example, in simple terms being able to tell the difference between a circle and a square. These skills develop throughout childhood and continue to improve into adulthood. Visual discrimination skills are important for many everyday activities such as reading, writing, and driving. They can also help with problem-solving and critical thinking. 

For example, in this activity the children are working on: determining the difference between the stick figures with a hat or a flag.

Read more about visual discrimination skills.

WHEN IS A GOOD TIME TO USE THIS ACTIVITY?

The free printable is great to use for:

  • Fourth of July party or barbeque
  • Brain breaks
  • Early finishers
  • Occupational Therapy Session
  • Physical Therapy Session
  • Carry over activities at home
  • School breaks
  • Anytime kids need some extra motor skill practice!

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