February is such a wholesome month filled with lots of moments where we can teach kids about friendship, love, and kindness. In the spirit of spreading kindness like confetti, I’m so excited to share this free Valentine’s Day I Spy game with you.
It’s perfect for kids of all ages because there are 4 different versions included in the free printable. These options make differentiation easier for your learners.
How to Play Valentine’s Day I Spy
This game is extremely easy to play. That’s why I love using it as a teaching medium. There are also many benefits of playing I Spy with kids, like improved vocabulary, visual discrimination, and increased awareness of their surroundings. This game even helps adults to be more mindful!
All you need to do is print out these Valentine’s Day printables and let the kids count how many of each picture they can see. There are boxes for them to write down the number.
Tip: Younger kids can mark each image as they count them.
- 14 Valentine Color By Number Worksheets (FREE Printable) – such a fun way to teach the kids about color and number recognition.
- 40 Free Valentine’s Day Would You Rather Questions to use at home or in the classroom.
- Free Valentine’s Bingo Game suitable for small groups.
- Cardstock or white paper. Cardstock is more durable and always my top pick.
- Scissors. I love kid-friendly scissors because they make crafts stress-free.
- Pen, pencil, or markers. You’ll need these if you opt for the black-and-white templates.
- Free I Spy coloring pages. The resource is available at the bottom of this blog post.
Free Valentine’s Day I Spy Game
- 4 versions of the game
- 2 Easy games, 1 Medium game, and 1 Hard game
- Both Color and black and white options
- Answer keys
For Younger Kids
Two easy games with fewer and larger images are included, making this activity suitable for younger kids.
For Older Kids
These work great if you’re looking for printable Valentine’s Day activities for elementary students. There are many small images included in these worksheets.
Your free PDF file and answer keys include both color and black and white copies each. Both options are provided because, depending on your/your kids’ preferences, you may want them just to find the items and color them in, or to find and count them each.
I usually split the activity between coloring and counting and have my kids work on both, just on separate days. This means the activity can target both fine motor skills development and counting skills.
You can laminate these Valentine I Spy games to make them last longer, or you can slip them into dry-erase pockets and use reusable markers!
No matter the difficulty level, every i spy valentines game is a sweet treat! You can have competitions and see who finds all the objects first, or even have a coloring contest. There are many ways to enjoy it. Pair this activity with one of our other Valentine’s Day Printables.
Get the Free Valentine I Spy Printables Here
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More Valentine’s Day Printables
Valentines Day is fast approaching. Here are more activities you need to try:
- Kindergarten + Preschool Valentine Ideas + Activities: An entire pack filled with math, literacy, and art activities that you can do all February long.
- Free Valentine Coloring Placemats: The best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Make a sweet meal and have a cute table setting with these placemats!
- Valentines Day Coloring Pages: Even more coloring pages for your kids to enjoy. They’re a great idea for brain breaks.
- Science Valentine’s Skittles Experiment: An easy science experiment that kids will love