Spring is finally here, and that means Easter is just around the corner. To celebrate this I created an Easter themed I Spy game.
For this Easter game, your little learners will need to have a great eye for detail, good scanning skills and be able to count carefully.
What Skills Can Your Children Learn and Practice?
Here are a few of the skills that your little ones can learn and practice when playing this Easter game.
- Visual Scanning – This is an important early reading skill. It is the ability to use their vision to search in a systematic way, from top to bottom or left to right. This skill also helps them move around without bumping in to things.
- Counting – They’ll have to count carefully if they want to ensure they get the correct answers.
- Practicing Number Formation – When they write how much of an item there is they’ll get a chance to practice their number formation. Try to gently correct them if they do it wrong.
- Practicing Their Pencil Grip and Improving Pencil Control – Any time your child picks up a pen or pencil is a great chance to practice and develop these skills.
- Concentration and Perseverance – There’s a lot to spot here so your little ones will have to remain focused if they want to finish the game.
Related – to learn other ways to help strengthen your child’s mathematical mind why not check out 7 simple ways to develop preschool math skills.
How to Prepare This Easter I Spy Game
Firstly go and download the Easter I spy printable by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.
Then print it off onto paper or card.
That’s it really – an easy one today!
How Your Children Can Play This Easter I Spy Game
You can play it the standard way, letting them practice their counting and visual scanning skills to see if they can successfully help the Easter Bunny to find all the Easter themed objects.
But you could also get them to spot a specific object. For example, ‘circle the egg that is next to two bunnies’.
You could also flip it around so that they are describing things for you to find. This will be great for their language development as they’ll have to be really specific and use the correct prepositions if they want you to find the right one.
If you laminated a copy you’ll be able to play this again and again!
If your little ones haven’t got to the stage where they are able to write numbers yet you could always just get them to say them with you and practice counting together carefully.
Or you could print a second copy, and cut out several of the pictures and get them to match it to the correct one. This could actually be pretty tricky as the images are different sizes and may be rotated in different ways as well.
I hope your children enjoy this Easter I Spy printable. Be sure to check out the other awesome printables that are available here.