With online learning, virtual games and activities are the way to go. This virtual I Spy game is a fun way to easily work on visual perceptual skills when in the virtual classroom or virtual therapy format. Use the virtual game to work on skills such as visual attention, visual memory, form constancy and visual discrimination. This one is a free slide deck for teletherapy, and it has a pencil theme, so it’s a nice activity for a fun activity that’s a little different than the normal pencil and paper work.
Virtual I Spy Game
This virtual I Spy game is a Google slide deck. You can enter your email address in the form below to add this slide deck to your Google drive. From there, your students can work through the slides and students can locate the items on the slides. They can then type right onto the slide deck with the number of each item that they find.
Or, you can use the image below and pull this webpage up as a visual for completing this virtual I Spy Game.
If you use this activity in therapy, in the classroom, or at home, you can use it as a warm-up activity. Then, children can work on visual motor skills with the pencil theme:
- Ask them to copy the images and draw each shape.
- Work on number formation by writing the numbers of each item they find.
- Work on handwriting by asking students to write a sentence or word related to each image on the slide deck.
I Spy Jamboard
Now, you can use this slide on Google’s Jamboard white board app. When you enter your email below, you’ll receive an email with a link to access the slide deck, AND a link to access this slide on Jamboard.
Students can “write” right on the Jamboard with their finger or stylus. They can then work on number formation. This is also a great option for students that need visual prompting. Use the highlighter or pen options to mark off images that they’ve already found.
Free I Spy Game for Virtual Therapy
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Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.