Spring is such a welcome season after months of cold, snow, rain, or whatever your region brings. As we get out and enjoy better weather and longer days, it’s still nice to go back inside for a break. And while you’re in there you can explore classic spring images, activities, and themes with our Spring I Spy fun game for kids.
The Spring “Flip” Printable I Spy Games for Kids 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 longing for a splash in the puddles or a windy day!
Recommended Grade Level/Uses
For I Spy “Flip” Board Game:
Learning About Memory Skills:
I SPY PRintable SPRING GAME FOR KIDS
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 I Spy classic game can be used with an individual child, a pair of children, or a small group. It’s also a great game for speech therapy or occupational therapy sessions.
A few examples of the Spring images included in this visual scanning activity are: kite, puddle, bird house, rain boots, umbrella, frog, bunny, rainbow, bee, and flowers.
The I spy game printable can fit into any part of your child’s day:
- While lunch is being prepared
- During a snow storm or rainy day
- After a classroom activity or assignment was finished
- On road trips
- As a boredom buster when the whining begins
- Speech therapy game
- Occupational therapy game
In addition to exercising a child’s working memory, here are more concepts to explore using the 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 spring?
What Social Skills Can Preschoolers Learn?
Practicing social skills with VISUAL DISCRIMINATION ACTIVITIES
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?
Besides the fact that kids love fun indoor activities like hide and seek games and treasure hunts, there are so many other reasons you should work on problem-solving and visual information activities with your child.
“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 Activity
- Choose your option below to get the printable pack.
- Print, cut out, and laminate the activity for durability.
Using the “Flip” I Spy Game
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.
Our Favorite I Spy Books for Kids:
We can’t live without these!
Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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I Spy: A Book of Picture RiddlesI Spy A to Z: A Book of Picture RiddlesI Spy Fun House: A Book of Picture RiddlesI Spy AnimalsI Spy NumbersI Spy Little Animals: A Book of Picture RiddlesI Spy Little BookI Spy Funny Teeth (Scholastic Reader, Level 1)Scholastic reader, Level 1: I Spy 4 Picture Riddle BooksI Spy an Egg in a Nest (Scholastic Reader, Level 1)I Spy a Dinosaur’s Eye (Scholastic Reader, Level 1)I Spy a School Bus (Scholastic Reader, Level 1)I Spy Ultimate Challenger: A Book of Picture RiddlesI Spy Super ChallengerI Spy School Days: A Book of Picture Riddles
Use the image cards to practice sorting colors, shapes, or living vs. nonliving.
Create word cards to challenge students with identifying the image with the corresponding word.
Give your child the image cards from the I Spy Spring 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 spring to locate the I Spy pictures.