Halloween is a favorite holiday for many children, with its spooky decorations, costumes, and candy. However, it can also be a great opportunity to promote learning and development through fun activities. In this blog post, we will introduce you to a Halloween I Spy game that can help children develop their visual perceptual skills, attention to detail, and counting skills. It’s a great addition to our Halloween occupational therapy activities!
This game is easy to set up and can be customized to suit different age and skill levels. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or caregiver, this Halloween I Spy game is a great way to engage children in a fun and educational activity this Halloween season.
Halloween I Spy Game
Little Guy helped me set out a bunch of Halloween themed objects: salt dough pumpkins, Halloween garland, pumpkin rings, plastic skeletons, cupcake toppers, googly eyes, and lots more.
After everything was laid out on the train table, we got started playing “I Spy”! I asked him things like “I Spy with my little eye, 6 bat rings.” Visually scanning all of these little items is a great exercise to prepare for school-aged activities, like handwriting, word searches, and puzzles. He could find the items and then ask me to find some things. We played this way for a while and then played the visual memory game where I would remove an item while his eyes were covered and he had to tell me what was missing.
This was a fun holiday themed game and activity. We kept the “I Spy” table up until Baby Girl got up from her nap. She thought this was a pretty awesome sensory table, with lots to explore and manipulate!