EASTER I SPY GAME – FREE PRINTABLE FOR KIDS
Spring is in the air and it’s almost time for Easter! If you’re looking for some fun and free ways to entertain the kids try this cute Easter I Spy printable game!
As a kid, I always looked forward to the extravagant Easter egg hunt at the local farm and then at school. Now that I’m the adult, planning for these hunts can be exhausting. Not to mention the clean up afterwards and hoping you found all the chocolate. But you do it for the kiddos.
Normally, we head up to the farm so there’s less work on my part but obviously current times are different and we can’t do that right now. That’s why I thought this cute Easter I Spy game could be a great alternative for now.
All the fun of an Easter hunt without all the prep work. My Valentine’s Day I spy printable was such a hit I figured I have to make another.
Your little one will have tons of fun trying to count (and color depending which one you download) all the Easter themed icons like bunnies, chicks, Easter Eggs and spring flowers.
It’s the perfect screen free activity that’s fun and educational too!
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BENEFITS OF EASTER I SPY ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
There’s actually quite a bit of learning that happens as well as the fun when our little learners engage in these types of games.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of I Spy games for kids.
This Easter I Spy worksheet is a great way to improve a child’s working memory. Working memory is basically our ability to take in new information and then use it in some way.
In this activity, kids really need to use their working memory to identify each object and distinguish them from other similar images and objects in the picture. It lets them practice the ability to hold information in their mind while they work on another task that requires that information.
Visual discrimination is the ability to analyze and distinguish between similarities and differences between objects, letters, and numbers. These skills are especially important when it comes to language and math as our students work on reading, writing and math skills.
When we’re learning to read, write and count early on, it can be confusing to distinguish similar looking letters like : b , d, q, and p. Or numbers like 3 and 8.
These I spy printable worksheets provide a fun way to practice visual discrimination and help young learners focus on details to help distinguish between similar-looking objects, shapes, and colors.
COUNTING AND NUMERACY SKILLS
This Eater-themed I Spy printable for kids is the perfect time to work on counting since that’s the task at hand. Practice counting and recording all the different items then talk about what you’ve found.
In the classroom, after our work period, we always come together to share our results. We go through each item and compare how many everyone has found.
Then we look at comparing things like which items had the most and which items had the least numbers.
It’s an easy activity that you can build on which is why I love it.
FINE MOTOR SKILLS
For our early elementary students, this is also a great chance to work on their pencil grip and fine motor skills.
They get to practice coloring as well as writing and drawing with different utensils like crayons, markers and pencils.
If you’re interested in learning more about how these kinds of activities help to develop little minds check out this article on Scholastics.
HOW TO PLAY THE EASTER I SPY GAME
This Easter I Spy printable activity is easy peasy and requires very little prep.
All you need to do is print out the activity sheets and provide some pencils, crayons, markers or pencil crayons and ask the kids to count and record all the different objects on the list.
Personally, my class loves using these cute little magnifying glasses when they do their hunt and I get to reuse them every time we do an I Spy game.
You’ve got 2 I SPY games to choose from: black and white or color. Or you could just do both because why not!
The black and white one is great if you want to extend the activity because the kids can color as well as count and it lets the kids express their creative side.
MATERIALS FOR YOUR FREE EASTER I SPY GAME
You can simply print them on your regular paper and hand them out to your kids but I personally like to have them printed on something sturdier like this cardstock paper because we reuse ours every year.
After I print them on cardstock, I also laminate them so the kids can use dry-erase markers and reuse the activity sheets over and over again.
This Crenova A4 Laminator is awesome because it does a great job and it’s super inexpensive! Score!
This way you can keep a few in the car for long trips, waiting for appointments, or even when you’re dining out and the kids are bored.
EASTER I SPY COLORING PRINTABLE ACTIVITY
First up is the black and white Easter I Spy printable coloring and counting worksheet. Have your child color and count all the fun Easter-themed icons like bunnies, chicks, Easter eggs and Easter baskets.
Simply click on the download pdf button and it’ll open up the image, from there just hit the printer icon and you’re done!
EASTER I SPY WORKSHEET PDF
Here’s your more traditional Easter I spy filled with pretty pastel colors and super cute Easter icons like bunnies in baskets, colorful intricate Easter eggs, adorable little chicks, and some pretty spring blooms.
Have your little friends count and record how many they can find!
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WRAPPING UP CUTE VALENTINE’S DAY I SPY PRINTABLES
I truly hope you and your child enjoy these fun and free Easter I SPY printables. It’s perfect for a quiet indoor Easter activity at home or for the classroom or even Sunday school.
If you’re looking for more ideas or more free Easter printables make sure to visit some of the blog posts listed above.
Have yourself a hoppy Easter, my peeps!
If you’ve enjoyed this printable or have some suggestions for some more Easter activities or printables, make sure to leave me a comment below.