Indoor Activity For Kids:

I-spy tray

Your kids can play with items they already have with this I spy tray activity where they learn vocabulary skills. You just need a tray or bin of some sort and some toys or household items to play. They take turns and say what they spy.

This activity is inspired by ideas from I-spy tray.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Literacy includes reading, writing, and speaking. It is the basis of any child’s learning.

Literacy skills can be taught from baby age with playful games and activities, and continues to be taught at school age where literacy instruction is more formal than just play.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Gather all the supplies .

Collect a few items (one in each color) to add to the tray.

Step 2

Show your kids how to play .

Kids take turns to say what they spy. If kids can't talk yet, prompt them to select something you see.

The trick to setting up a really successful I-Spy tray is to use only items your kids have words for. My youngest toddler has a word for “penguin” but she doesn’t have a word for, say, “duck billed platypus”. Stick with toys and items that your kids knows and can identify.