Friday, December 7, 2012

I Spy Christmas Freebie!

How many of you play I spy or use the I Spy books in your speech room?  We love I Spy in my room! I've been trying to collect some of the books in the last couple of years, but they can be pretty pricey.  Since I mostly use it with my artic kids, sometimes it takes too long for them to try and find pictures with their sound in it.

Anyway,  I created my own {free!} Christmas version of I Spy that's broken up by sound.  There is a slide for each of these sounds: /s, s-blends/ /r, r-blends/ /l, l-blends/ /k, g/ /f, v/.

One thing I love about I Spy is that it can be played a million different ways.  I thought I'd share a few of my favorite ways to play, in case you may not have tried these.

  1.  Have the student who is working on a particular sound be the "spier" for that page.  The other kids can race to see who can find and touch the picture first.  

Since the pictures are spread out, it shouldn't take them too long to find the picture.  


2.  They can spy by describing the picture (i.e. "I spy something that's hot, or something that jingles").  One child can describe and the other child can guess.  Or the therapist can describe, and the kids have to see who can find it first.

   3.  Have the kids choose 5 (or however many) pictures from the page with their sound in it and write a sentence with each one.  

4.  Let the students make up a story using some of the pictures from their page.  See who can make up the silliest story.  

5.  Use the word lists and see who can say and find all their words first.  Time them and see if they can beat their time.

6.  Use all the pictures together and tell them to see how many of a certain picture they can find (i.e. "How many Santas can you find? How many presents can you find?").  

It's also great to reinforce that Christmas vocab!

You can print these on regular paper or cardstock, OR you can open it on your iPad and view as a slide show.  

Grab this FREEBIE from my TPT store {here}.

How else do you play I Spy?  I'd LOVE to hear some of your ideas!  Please leave a comment if you download.  :)  Enjoy!


  1. Thank you so much for this freebie! I work on Saturday mornings and may even print these to use tomorrow! :)

    1. Aw good! I'm so glad you can use it :)


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