"I Spy" is an excellent game to help children with visual perception.  Use it in the car, while in a waiting room...just about anywhere.  The level of difficulty can increase as the child develops.

  • colors
  • shapes
  • beginning letter
  • phonetic sounds
  • rhyming
  • textures
  • sounds
  • patterns


Choose one child to be the spy.  Have the child choose an object in the designated space that is visible to all of the players.  Once the object is chosen, the spy declares “I spy, with my little eye, something [adjective or alphabetical letter].” For example, if the spy chooses a beach ball, the spy would say “I spy, with my little eye, something round” or “I spy, with my little eye, something that begins with ‘B.’”  The rest of the children take turns guessing until someone correctly guesses the object.


 - I Spy book series

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