This is a great game to play ANYWHERE (in the car, at the grocery store, on a walk, at the
dinner table, etc.). Take turns with your child finding describing things that are within your
child’s immediate surroundings. This activity helps build language by having children pay
attention to and practice descriptive phrases.
For infants and toddlers, use “obvious” descriptions, such as:
I spy something that says, “Moo!”
I spy a doggy!
I spy a big truck!
I spy baby’s feet! (tickle or nom baby’s feet)
For preschoolers use concepts that relate to kindergarten readiness such as:
I spy something that is green!
I spy the letter Z!
I spy something a big yellow thing takes kids to school!
I spy a type of fruit that is small, red with lots of little seeds!