Monday, April 04, 2016

Emotion Themed I Spy Game {Free Printable for Kids}

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This free emotions themed I spy printable for kids is a perfect way to work on a variety of skills!

Recognizing and identifying emotions is something we're working on a lot at our house. My four year old regularly likes to ask me, "Are you happy or angry?" Apparently, I'm not allowed to be anything other than those two choices. So to expand upon those emotions I created this free printable emotion themed I Spy game for kids. It will also be great for my son with autism who doesn't explore how he is feeling all that often.

Free printable emotion themed I Spy game for kids from And Next Comes L

The Benefits of I Spy Games for Kids

I Spy printables like this emotions themed one are great for providing visual sensory input to kids, making them a great choice for visual sensory seekers. They also help develop a child's visual tracking ability and improve visual discrimination. This printable requires kids to visually scan through the objects and find ones that are the same.

Playing I Spy with your kids is also a great way to improve speech, language, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. I've discussed how playing I Spy games with kids can improve comprehension in kids with autism and hyperlexia before.

These types of I Spy games also encourage math learning by asking kids to count how many of each object they find.

Download the Free Printable Emotions Themed I Spy Game

This printable includes one I Spy game sheet and one answer sheet to record the number of objects found. The answer sheet uses the written word as well as an image of the object to search for to help improve comprehension - something kids with hyperlexia struggle with.

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  1. download link asks for an email it only allows me to type one letter and then turns black

    1. How weird! Send me an email at and I will help you out!