Make Your Own 'I Spy' Game

  • Time Length
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    < 1 hour

  • Mess Level
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    A Little Messy

  • Cost

    Materials or Fees

  • Difficulty
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Question and Wonder:

  • Is it easier to identify things if they are found at the same place or during a similar activity?
  • Was it harder or easier to find things when you were being timed? How did others do with the timer

Imagine and Design:

  • Where did you go to find items to then search for?
  • Could you find enough things in different sizes? Did you overlap any of the things to make it harder?

Test and Discuss:

  • Lay out the items on top of one or two pieces of colored construction paper.
  • Discuss if it has enough items on it or if it is too easy. . Test it out again!
  • This time use the timer and see how well you and your friends do. Make teams and set up a board for each other

Did you Know? (Opportunity to fold in “Extension” column)

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