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I Spy Randen Pederson

Encourage child to observe and listen for clues to find the object within the area. 


Materials Needed:

  • At least 2 children.

What to do:

  • Tell the child you are going to find something in the room, that they can see but you are not going to tell them what it is. You will only give them a clue. Then they have to try and find it by naming the item they think it is.
  • Say “I spy with my little eye something beginning with ? (whatever letter)”.
  • Child has to look around the room try and find an object beginning with the letter you said.
  • If child can't guess then give some simple clues, to make it easier. For example: you can find it on the wall, the beginning sound is..., it rhymes with.... etc.

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of using a letter you can use a colour or shape.
  • Select a picture from a book or a magazine, child has to find the object from the picture.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 4 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Identifies and describes objects.

    Begins to listen attentively.

    Starts to observe surrounding areas.

    Abe to name shapes and colours.

    Participates in small group activities.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Library Area
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Family Games, Language Development, Learning Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities

    2.3 Children become aware of fairness

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

Created On January 3, 2015 Last modified on Sunday, January 25, 2015
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