31 Games - I Spy

Is your 3-year-old the youngest of the family, or are all the kids your child plays with close to that same age?  If so, then you know how difficult it can be to find ways for them to all be involved in the fun and games - so many choices are just too advanced for this age.

But now, you'll have a list of 31 unique games that even a 3-year-old can join in with.  A few of these ideas will be best for the preschool set, but most will work for a wide range of ages!

Click on over here to see the full list, but read on for this great game idea!

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The version of this game that I grew up with was "Bumblebee, bumblebee, I see something you don't see & it's ___" (anyone else play it this way)?

One of the best things about this game is that it can be played anywhere - our favorite time is while waiting for appointments.

I Spy can also be an educational game, since you can choose to focus on whatever your child is learning at the moment (colors, beginning sounds/letters, rhymes, etc.)  I would use this game all the time as a teacher - while walking around campus, waiting for dismissal, riding the bus on field trips...

I Spy

Players:  2 or more

Ages:  3 +

Place:  anywhere

Equipment:  none

How to play:  One person chooses an object that is in view of all players and says, "I spy, with my little eye, something that is ____" (or go with the bumblebee version).  The blank is filled in with a color, letter, rhyming word, etc. - like "I spy something green" and it's the plant in the corner.

This is a game that everyone can join in on - no winner or loser - and it can be loads of fun.

Have you played this game before?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Looking for other fun ideas of things to do with your little one?  Check out my Latticed Learning page here!

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