Sunday, October 02, 2016

Jack-O-Lantern Themed I Spy Game {Free Printable for Kids}

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

There is one tradition I look forward to every Halloween: carving pumpkins! Every year my husband and I each try to outdo each other by carving a wicked jack-o-lantern. The kids usually pick the theme or design for us and then help us carve them. For the record, my husband's are always a million times better than mine.

So to capture my favorite tradition, here's a fall pumpkin themed I spy game for kids that's perfect for Halloween and the pumpkin carving season.

Free jack-o-lantern Halloween themed I Spy game for kids from And Next Comes L

The Benefits of I Spy Games for Kids

I Spy printables like this jack-o-lantern Halloween 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 Jack-O-Lantern 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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2 comments:

  1. I've just found your site, and I'm in love with it! We have a 5 year old son who is high-funtioning autistic and he has a love for letters and numbers as well! I just read about hyperlexia the other day, and while he doesn't seem to have all the traits that you listed, he loves all things letters and numbers and was reading and spelling without much teaching at all. :-) I was looking for your pumpkin ISpy game and can't seem to find the link. I downloaded several others of your printable ISpy games for fall and halloween, but I don't see a link for the pumpkin one. I like it since it involved facial expressions and noticing the differences. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks!

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    1. Oh it should have been emailed to you and I likely forgot to add it to the main download page! Eek, off to fix that now.

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