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.

Superhero I spy board game for kids.

Recommended Grade Level:

I Spy Flip Superhero Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbook Paper

Recommended Grade Level/Uses

For I Spy “Flip” Board Game:

Preschool kindergarten early elementary upper elementary
special education speech therapy occupational therapy

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?

It’s important for kids of all ages to practice using their memory and problem-solving skills in order to recognize visual details, enhance vocabulary, and follow multiple step directions.

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?
Students flip over a picture card and find that image on the I spy game board. Fun game for kids to play with a partner.

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
  • Cooperation
I spy game boards with colorful superhero themed images.

Why Is It Important For Kids To Practice Memory Skills?

Besides the fact that kids love playing I Spy games, there are so many other reasons you should work on problem-solving and visual scanning activities with your child.

Develop a Child’s Focus

In order for children to be successful in finding matches, they must practice focusing on where objects are and concentrating on how to find them again.

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.

Develop Visual Recognition

Children are using visuals and characteristics to quickly find a specific object. They will have to recognize colors, shapes and other distinctive features to locate the picture. This can be accomplished with fun games for kids.

Cognitive Sorting

A child’s brain needs to be able to sort the 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 star on it, they must quickly sort which pictures are the color yellow.

Superhero picture cards for I spy game printable.

“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.
Superhero I spy flip is a fun game for kids to practice visual discrimination.

Sorting Cards

Use the image cards to practice sorting visual information like colors, shapes, and living vs. nonliving.

Challenging Words

Create word cards to challenge students with identifying the image with the corresponding word.

Creative Storytelling

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.

Extend the I Spy Activity

Use the I Spy activity for kids with books about superheroes to locate the I Spy pictures.

Get I Spy Free Printables

In addition to our I Spy “Flip” Game series, we have 20+ I Spy Free Printables on Life Over C.s Get I Spy Worksheets, posters and games here.

Focus Skills

For I Spy “Flip” Board Game:

visual discrimination visual scanning working memory partner play Language Development cognitive sorting counting hand-eye coordination
I spy game printable with a superhero theme.

Superhero I Spy “Flip” Board Game

10 Game Boards

40 Playing Cards

Non-stop FUN!

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Superhero I spy board game and picture cards for kids.
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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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