Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Planets I Spy Game {Free Printable for Kids}

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

My oldest son has been extremely interested in learning about planets for quite some time, so we have done our fair share of space themed activities over the past year or so. And really, how many times I have heard my kids sing the song "Planets, Planets" by Music with Nancy...too many to count. Way too many to count.

Inspired by his love for planets, I created this free printable space themed I Spy game for him. He can scan and count the different planets (tapping into something else he loves - anything number related!) and record them on the answer sheet. There are also lots of benefits to playing I Spy games like this one, as I have highlighted below.

Free I spy game printable for kids: outer space planet themed

The Benefits of I Spy Games for Kids

I Spy printables like this space 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 Planets 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 his comprehension - something kids with hyperlexia struggle with.

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