Are you team Marvel or team DC? Maybe both? Maybe neither. I have three young boys at home and they love all things superheroes (sometimes the villains too). Whether your favorite superhero can speed through the water, turn green when angry, or fly around in a red and gold suit, we all can agree that their powers (or suits) are really cool!
Our Superhero I Spy game printable is the perfect way to practice important motor and cognitive skills- all while having a blast with friends! These ‘super’ and colorful I spy visual discrimination activities will have you wishing you could battle alongside the big black bat or the friendly neighborhood web shooter.
Recommended Grade Level/Uses
For I Spy “Flip” Board Game:
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 that picture 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 I Spy printable can be used with an individual child, a pair of children, or a small group.
A few examples of the Superhero I spy images included in this printable are: buildings, shields, cars, explosions, capes, stars, and exclamations!
I spy can fit into any part of your child’s day-
- While lunch is being prepared
- Fun indoor activity during a rainy day
- After a classroom activity or assignment was finished
- On road trips
- As a boredom buster when the whining begins
- Occupational therapy games
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 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?
“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 Superhero Game 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. This treasure hunt is great for younger kids and older kids.
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 Superhero Activity 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 superhero activity for kids, 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 visual information like colors, shapes, and 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 Superhero game and have them create a story using the pictures. This could be a great game for speech therapy.
I Spy Game
Use the I Spy pages to play the classic game I Spy. Start the game with “I Spy with my little eye…” and engage the children with verbal cues to find the matching picture. This would be another awesome speech therapy game.