Do your kids love to play “I Spy” in the car?
Or do they have any of those “I Spy” books…like the Where’s Waldo of our days?
You know what I’m talking about. The ones with busy, crowded pictures, crammed with tons of characters and distractions, in which you must locate precisely 16 bunches of bananas?
Whether it be legos or matchbox cars or Polly Pockets (do they still make Polly Pockets? Man, those were the BEST), there’s something about tiny, impossible to see things that draw kids in.
And maybe adults too. I recently downloaded a hidden objects game on my Kindle, where I have 2 minutes to find a list of secret items (it’s good for my brain…I think), and it’s addictive!
My kids can’t find their socks to save their lives, but give them a picture of 3000 Minions, and they will go to town picking out every single pair of goggles they can find.
Free Printable Spring “I Spy” Game
With pollen raining down from above, and crane flies (aka mosquito eaters) swarming through every open door, I was struck (quite literally) with inspiration for the Spring season.
So I had a little fun coming up with my own Easter version of a simple “I Spy” game for your little ones. This is probably best for ages 3-6, but even my 7-year-old had fun being the test subject for this game.
One or two of the items are a little difficult to find, but most are easy to spot. I’ve included two clue sheets – one for children who want to practice reading and another with pictures for non-readers.
The Spring “I Spy” Game is ready to print and go. Just click below for your printable copy.
This is a fantastic distraction for kids when you’re waiting in a restaurant or doctor’s office. It’s great for carpool lines, church pews, and anywhere else your little one might get a bit restless.
It helps with focus, attention to detail and counting skills. And it’s just plain fun!