Our preschoolers loved this little I spy game!

This activity was inspired by Nanette Sposito of Little Wonders Preschool. Nanette presented photos of an entire I-Spy theme of activities on Facebook that her class did over the summer and I just loved it.

I created a little picture-checklist for the children to use as clues for what they needed to find in their I-Spy game. The teachers took the children around the school to see if they could find the items on their checklist. Each time the children found an item on the check list, they put a mark in the box to show they found it.

The checklist included items that were both inside and outside.

We searched for a shovel…

We searched for blocks…

We searched for a mouse…

The children enjoyed running around the classroom looking for the items on their list then stopping to put a mark by each item.

I decided that this activity was worth trying again during the school year. The activity could be modified to “I spy the color ___”  or “I spy things that start with the letter ____”.  Yes, I am going to have to get busy and make up a few more checklists:)

I also realized that this activity would be a great “back to school” activity as it could be used to introduce the children to the classroom and where things are around their school.