I spy game
“I spy” is a guessing game where one player (the spy or it) chooses an object within sight and tries to make the other children guess it by giving clues one after the other. Other players try to guess the object. You can play indoors for a rainy day, a road trip, a classroom activity, and to keep the kids busy during a party. But you can play this game anywhere.
- number of players: from 4 children
- age: from 5 years old
- material: none
- Played indoors
- Duration: 10 minutes
How to play I spy Game
Select one child to start the game and be It. That child will look around the room and find one object thzt the others kids will need to try and guess. The child who’s It will then begin to describe the object by offering one clue at a time while saying the following rhyme.
“I spy with me little eye…”
“Something that is green”
The other children can take turns guessing what the object is but after a few guesses, It should offer another clue. Clues can be colors, sizes, textures, anything! Keep offering more clues until one of the children guess what the object is. That child will then be It and can select a new object to “spy”.
The starting player chooses an object that everyone can see. This time, the player gives the first letter of the object as a clue. The other players can ask if a particular letter is also in the object’s name. As the game progresses, the children get the letters of the word and have to guess what it is. You can easily adapt ‘I spy’ for children of different ages.
The educational advantages of the game
- promoting teamwork
- help to develop child’s social skills
- this game involves turn-taking and talking
- this game helps strengthen kids’ memory and visual discrimination
- great game for building your child’s vocabulary and understanding language
- learning how to play
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