Countless hours have been spent searching for the guy in the red-and-white-striped shirt. More countless hours have been spent in check-out lines and airport queues playing “I spy” to distract my boys from interminable minutes with nothing else to do.
The varieties on these are limitless, so use your imagination!
I Spy Bottles
Plastic water bottles
Make sure you have a clean, dry, plastic bottle with the label removed.
Take a photo (this step is optional) of the items that will be placed in the bottle. This can be printed and attached to the bottle as a reference card.
Pour some of the filler material in the bottle. Then drop some of the objects in the bottle. Repeat until all the items are in the bottle. Only fill the bottle about 3/4 full. The objects need room to mix around and move.
Glue the lid in place with strong glue.
Decorate with a ribbon (optional) or if you didn’t take a photo of the objects, type a list and attach it with ribbon or string around the neck of the bottle.
Once the glue is dry, children can gently shake and rotate the bottle to try to find the objects.