Ready to turn those cloudy days into a storm of fun and learning? I’ve got something special for you – a Weather Theme Printable I Spy Game that’ll have your little ones giggling and spotting rainbows in no time. As a seasoned early childhood educator, I know the magic that happens when you blend play with education. So, grab your tiny meteorologists, and let’s dive into a weather adventure that’s as educational as it is entertaining! It’s a perfect complement to our other fun I Spy activities! Practice counting and learn weather words with an easy-prep I Spy activity that all your kids will enjoy!

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Materials for the Weather I Spy Game for Kids

  • Paper
  • Pencil or Crayons
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How Do I Play I Spy With My Little Eye Game?

To prep: Print the I Spy picture and checklist. Laminate the picture to make it more durable if you plan to use this resource with more than one child. I also like to include an answer key for students to self-check.

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To use: Have your child count how many of each weather picture that they find and write the numbers of objects in the box on the checklist.

Just like the Winter WonderlandApple Orchard & Pumpkin Patch I Spy, this can be a print-and-go for road trips, a rainy day activity, or if you just need screen-free activities for quiet time.

You can laminate it to use with more than one student or in more than one setting, so that you don’t need too much colored ink. As an alternative to laminating, you can also place the I Spy and recording pages into plastic page protectors.

– Life Over C's horizontal image of weather i spy game for preschoolers with recording sheet. Text on game says I Spy Weather. Count the objects as you find them.

What Are the Benefits of Playing I Spy?

When I give young kids a printable, I want to make sure I’m covering as many curricular bases as possible. Like you, in the back of my mind for any education activity is the question, “What is the purpose of I Spy activities, and how can I make sure this boredom buster offers valuable practice of key foundational skills?”

  • Visual Discrimination Skills: Enhance the ability to differentiate and identify objects based on visual characteristics, promoting visual discrimination skills.
  • Counting and Numeracy: Encourage the practice of counting as children tally up the number of identified items, fostering early numeracy skills in a playful context.
  • Language Development: Promote vocabulary expansion as kids describe and name the items they find, boosting language skills and introducing new words related to the weather theme.
  • Attention to Detail: Cultivate attention to detail by requiring children to carefully observe and locate specific items among a variety of others, enhancing concentration skills.
  • Cognitive Skills: Stimulate cognitive development through problem-solving as kids strategize and use critical thinking to find all the items listed in the game.
  • Social Interaction: Facilitate social interactions as children share their discoveries with peers or caregivers, fostering communication and teamwork.
  • Observational Skills: Develop keen observational skills as kids scan the printable for details, improving their ability to notice and recognize patterns in the environment.
  • Fine Motor Skills: Strengthen fine motor skills as children use their fingers or a writing tool to point to and mark the identified items on the printable.
  • Patience and Persistence: Instill patience and persistence as kids engage in a task that requires sustained effort to find all the items, promoting perseverance and a growth mindset.
  • Theme Exploration: Introduce and explore the theme of weather, offering a playful and interactive way for children to learn about different weather elements and phenomena.

How Can I Differentiate I Spy Printable Games for All Learners?

We know all too well that preschool and kindergarten age kids are not all the same! They have varied backgrounds and skills that come into play with the activity sheets and games we offer them.

Luckily for you, this printable I Spy game is easily adapted with a bit of creativity. I like to think about the scaffolds or supports I can offer to help each child feel successful with the game. Here are some simple play ideas to accommodate everyone:

  1. Visual Adaptation: Adjust image size or clarity based on individual needs, ensuring accessibility for all.
  2. Personalized Themes: Check out our other I Spy game themes to find something that will pique the interest of our youngest generations.
  3. Difficulty Levels: Early learners might cross off items with a dry erase marker as they count to find the correct number of each item, while more seasoned counters could practice adding totals of two pictures together.
  4. Multisensory Elements: Integrate hands-on components like placing small erasers/blocks on each item as it’s counted.
  5. Collaborative Play: Design a collaborative I Spy game where children work together to find items. Create a larger format or a shared printable, encouraging teamwork, communication, and cooperative problem-solving.

How would you extend the game printables? This season have some fun with a Weather I Spy!

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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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