Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sports Themed I Spy Game {Free Printable for Kids}

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

Since it's time for March Madness, we've been busy watching basketball games. So I thought I would make this free printable sports themed I Spy game for kids to go along with our March Madness viewing. Ideally, I want to make purely a basketball themed one, but I still haven't found the right clip art for it. Hopefully soon. In the meantime, this sports themed one will do the trick! 

Free I spy game printable for kids: sports themed

The Benefits of I Spy Games for Kids

I Spy printables like this sports 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 Sports 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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