Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Critter Club: I spy

 Critter Club
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. I just wanted to let you know that we only have two Critter Clubs left for the year! Come Fall we are going to be trying a new program, one I don't have all the details for yet but rest assured it will be something fun!

These last two programs of Critter Club will be entirely virtual, so you don't have to worry about coming into the library to pick up materials. Use what you have on hand!

This week our book is I Spy by Caitlin Haynes. This book is a read-a-long game so be sure to pay attention!

This week, instead of a craft, I want you to play the I Spy game with your grown-ups, friends, or sibling (that means your brother or sister). Be sure to tell the truth when they guess correctly! If you or your grown-ups have never played I Spy here are the instructions:

‘I spy’: a turn-taking and talking game

‘I spy’ is a simple game that you and your child can play anywhere.

‘I spy’ is a turn-taking game, so it helps to develop your child’s social skills. When your child waits for their turn, they're learning how to play and cooperate with others.

‘I spy’ is also great for building your child’s vocabulary and understanding of language. That’s because your child has to think of the names of objects and the letters they begin with, if they can.

What you need for ‘I spy’

You can play this game anywhere. You just need to be able to look around and talk with your child. You don’t need any special equipment.

How to play ‘I spy’

Decide who starts. You could choose the youngest person, or the person whose name starts with the letter closest to the start of the alphabet.

The player who starts picks an object that everyone can see. The player gives the first letter of the object as a clue. For example, if the player chooses a fence, they say, ‘I spy with my little eye something beginning with F’.

Players take turns to call out guesses until someone gets the right answer. The first person to guess correctly gets the next turn to choose an object.

Adapting ‘I spy’ for children of different ages

You can easily adapt ‘I spy’ for older and younger children.

Your younger child can give their clue in a way that doesn’t involve letters. For example, your child could say, ‘I spy with my little eye something that I can eat’ or ‘I spy with my little eye something that’s red’.

Your older child could change the rules to make the game more interesting. For example, each player gets to ask three questions about the object with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer before they take one guess.

We have a few worksheets that you can do online! These worksheets are fun, and they will help you learn!

This is an I Spy and count worksheet:

    https://www.liveworksheets.com/tn437808uq


This is another I Spy worksheet that will help you with counting things!
    https://www.liveworksheets.com/worksheets/en/English_as_a_Second_Language_(ESL)/Maths/I_spy_-_kids_vr1764618hk

We only have one game link this week. There are a lot of different things you can try on this website!

Have fun and we will see you next week! 
Miss Kelly






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