This free printable Earth Day I Spy game is a fun activity for kids and is a sneaky way to get some learning in at the same time! How many of the environment-themed objects will they be able to find? The picture search worksheet is great for keeping the kids busy, or for a homeschool or classroom activity.
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Earth Day I Spy Game
I Spy is such a classic game – spotting things when you are out on a road trip, or just playing it at home when you can’t go outside. When I was a kid it would be verbal as you announced “I spy with my little eye something beginning with…” and everyone would take a guess.
This free printable Earth Day I Spy game takes it a little step further and can be played solo during some quiet time.
For competitive kids, set the timer and see how fast they can find all of the objects. Or race against another person to see who can find everything first!
It’s also a great activity to discuss environmental issues with your children, like deforestation, pollution, and climate change. Talk about ways you can help – maybe picking up litter in your neighborhood, planting a tree, recycling at home, or simply going for a walk in nature.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.Wikipedia
How To Play Earth Day I Spy
There are two difficulty levels with this free printable – one has less objects to find and easier for younger children. The other is a lot more challenging!
The I Spy worksheet is split into two sections – the I Spy section has a jumble of different environment-themed objects to look through and find and the answer section has the objects that are in the jumbled part with a box next to it to record how many there are.
The answers are provided on a separate sheet.
Or you could play the game the other way around and use the answer sheet and look for the number of a particular object in the I Spy section and cross it off or draw a circle around it.
There are no hard and fast rules!
For parents, I Spy worksheets are a great boredom buster! Print a few copies and keep them stashed in your bag to pull out when you need the kids to sit still/be quiet! For example, waiting for an appointment.
They’re also great for taking on road trips, or when visiting relatives and the kids are complaining that they’re bored!
For homeschoolers and teachers, why not use printable I Spy games for your Learning Center or themed units?
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- Printables are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″). Download the size that is appropriate for your printer.
Benefits of Playing I Spy
- Builds working memory
- Develop visual discrimination
- Practice and develop maths skills such as counting, sorting, comparing
- Develop visual tracking skills
- Develop problem-solving skills
- Language development
More Free I Spy Printable Activities
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