Valentine’s Day I SPY Worksheet
Looking for some fun and free Valentine’s day activities to keep your kids entertained?
Try this Valentine’s Day I SPY printable pdf absolutely FREE!
It’s a simple and fun activity that will keep little ones busy working on early math skills and fine motor skills like coloring. Your little one will have tons of fun trying to count and color all the different Valentine’s day themed icons like hearts, bouquets, love letters, Valentine’s day cards, teddy bears, and more!
It’s the perfect Valentine’s day activity to do at home or in the classroom. So ditch the screens and try this fun and free Valentine’s Day I SPY game for kids. You can even hand them out as an alternative to Valentine’s day cards. Who doesn’t love some fun and games?
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BENEFITS OF I SPY VALENTINE’S DAY GAME FOR KIDS
First, let’s look at some of the great learning that happens when kids engage in these types of games. There are plenty of skills they learn to use and hone with these types of activities:
I SPY games help children to pay attention to details in images and discern and discriminate between them similar shapes, letters, and numbers (depending on the particular I spy printable).
Image how difficult it is for our little learners to differentiate between similar letters like p, b, d, and q. These types of activities help hone the ability to differentiate between similar-looking shapes, colors, numbers, and images which is a skill they’ll need for early math and literacy.
I SPY activity sheets are also a great way to strengthen children’s working memory. Memory is one of those things that gets better and better with practice which is why I love using these in my classroom.
They have to use their working memory skills to match each item in the list. It requires mentally keeping that list in mind while you search.
Fine Motor Skills
For our younger learners, this activity is also great for working on their fine motor skills by practicing how to grip and manipulate their pencils, crayons, and other writing tools. They’ll be able to circle and color to help practice their fine motor skills.
Numeracy and Counting
The task at hand is to count and record how many of each item they can find so it’s the perfect opportunity to practice their counting and numeracy skills.
In the classroom, once we’ve had a chance to work through the activity, we come together to share and compare our results. How many did everyone find? Which item had the most? Which item had the least?
It’s an easy activity to build on. If you want to read more about the benefits of these kinds of activities check out this article by Scolastics.
MATERIALS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY I SPY PRINTABLE
Now, let’s just run through everything you’re going to need for your Valentine’s Day I SPY printable and how to get the best results.
Prepping for this activity is pretty minimal, all you really need to do is print it out and hand it over along with some crayons, markers, pencils or pencil crayons. To add a little more fun, you can provide a magnifying glass too (my kids love that).
The black and white copy is meant to be a count and color worksheet so make sure you’ve got some pencils as well as markers or crayons around.
The color version is more for counting and recording.
Personally, I love to laminate mine and print them on cardstock paper instead of regular printing paper because we reuse them all the time in the classroom.
It makes it easy to complete the activity with whiteboard markers and simply wipe clean.
If you’re in the market for a laminator, be sure to check out the Crenova A4 Laminator. It’s inexpensive and works wonders!
FREE PRINTABLE VALENTINE’S DAY I SPY BLACK AND WHITE
The first Valentine’s day I SPY printable PDF is a black and white version filled with all kinds of Valentine’s themed items to find like bouquets of flowers, boxes of chocolate, love birds, cupid’s arrows, Valentine’s day cards and more!
Have your little one count and color all the different Valentine’s day items they can find.
Simply click the pink download button below the image and enjoy!
VALENTINE’S DAY I SPY COUNTING WORKSHEET
This color copy Valentine’s Day I Spy is a counting worksheet so simply print it out and have your little one whip out their magnifying glass to circle, count, and record all the different Valentine’s day items.
Since this one requires just a pencil or marker, it’s a great on-the-go activity when you’re out and about and need to keep the kids busy.
This is why I love laminating mine. I keep a few different copies available to hand out to my kiddos who finish their other work early and need something to keep busy.
You can even keep a few copies in the car for long road trips (or even short ones).
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I truly hope you and your child enjoy these fun and free V-Day I SPY printables. It’s the perfect way to spend Valentine’s day at home with the kids. It’ll give them something fun and educational to do while giving you a much needed break.
If you’re looking for more ideas or more free Valentine’s day printables make sure to visit some of the blog posts listed above.
Have yourself a love filled Valentine’s Day!
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