I am really excited to celebrate Easter this year with my three kiddos! My youngest is old enough now that he can walk around with a basket, spotting and collecting colorful eggs. His older brothers promised him they would help him fill his basket for the Easter egg hunt this year, but I know his little feet will be moving to get those treats!
Aside from gathering eggs and trying to spot the furry Easter bunny, there are so many awesome activities for our littles (and our bigs) to work on. Our Easter Flip I Spy game printable is the perfect way to practice important motor and cognitive skills- all while having a blast with friends! These adorable and colorful I spy pictures will have anyone hunting for sweet jelly beans and squishy marshmallow Peeps.
Recommended Grade Level/Uses
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Learning About Memory Skills:
I SPY PRintable GAME
ASKING STUDENTS TO USE COGNITIVE (THINKING) SKILLS CAN HELP BUILD THEIR WORKING MEMORY. STUDENTS CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE:
Where is this object located? What characteristics of the object will help me find it? I remember seeing that picture before, how can I find it again?
This easy Easter I Spy printable can be used with an individual child, a pair of children, a small group, and even for speech therapy games.
A few examples of the Easter I spy game images included in this printable are: hatching chicks, rabbits, colorful eggs, flowers, carrots, birds, flower pots, and Easter baskets.
I spy can fit into any part of your child’s day-
- While lunch is being prepared
- During a rainy day
- After a classroom activity or assignment was finished
- During occupational therapy games
- On road trips
- Before or after an egg hunt
In addition to exercising a child’s working memory and visual discrimination activities, here are more concepts to explore using the Easter themed I Spy board game:
- What colors are in that object?
- What shapes make up the object?
- What letter does that object start with?
- What other kind of objects might I find during the Easter holiday?
What Social Skills Can Preschoolers Learn?
Practicing social skills with the game i spy
HAVING STUDENTS WORK TOGETHER TO PLAY THE I SPY FLIP MEMORY GAME CAN UTILIZE SOCIAL SKILLS LIKE:
- Turn-taking and patience
- Positive communication
- Resilience after a loss
Why Is It Important For Kids To Practice Memory Skills?
Develop a Child’s Focus: In order for children to be successful in finding matches, they must practice focusing on where objects are (visual scanning activities) and concentrating on how to find them again.
Develop Visual Recognition: Children are using visual tracking and characteristics to quickly find a specific object. They will have to recognize colors, shapes and other distinctive features to locate the picture.
Improving Short Term Memory: Processing data quickly is a product of short term memory. Practicing using your short term memory can also help strengthen long term memory and the ability to recall information at a later time.
Cognitive Sorting: A child’s brain needs to be able to sort the visual information of the objects they are seeing in order to narrow down where the specific object is. If the child flips a card with a carrot on it, they must quickly sort which pictures are the color orange.
“My multi-aged group loved this even more than I thought they would! “
My kiddos love this! I use it for early finishers or in the morning while they are staggering in during breakfast. They are very engaged and enjoy playing!
How To Use These I Spy Printables
How to Use the Easter Games for Kids
- Choose your option below to get the printable pack.
- Print, cut out, and laminate the activity for durability.
Using the “Flip” I Spy Fun Games For Kids
Choose how many players will be participating in the game. Make sure to explain how the game is played and possibly model how to play it for them.
Once the posters are laminated, there are many learning activities you can use them for, including using dry erase markers.
How Do I Play the I Spy “Flip” Board Game?
Playing this I Spy Board game is simple.
- Choose your I Spy game board.
- Divide the cards evenly among the players.
- Place the cards face down on the table.
- All players flip their top cards at the same time.
- Race to find the picture on your card first.
- Whoever finds their picture first wins a token.
- Play continues until the playing cards have all been used.
- The player that has the most tokens at the end of the game is the winner.
Ways to Extend the Activity
Use the image cards to practice sorting colors, shapes, living vs. nonliving, and different sizes.
Create word cards to challenge students with identifying the image with the corresponding word.
Give your child the image cards from the I Spy Easter game and have them create a story using the pictures.
I Spy Game
Use the I Spy pages to play traditional I Spy. Start the game with “I Spy with my little eye…” and engage the children with verbal cues to find the matching picture.
Extend the I Spy Activity
Use the I Spy activity for kids with books about Easter or spring to locate the I Spy pictures.
Get Even More I Spy Printables
In addition to our I Spy “Flip” Game series, we have even more I Spy Free Printables on Life Over C.s Get I Spy Worksheets, posters and games here.
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