I Spy Printable – Dr. Seuss

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What’s the perfect activity for kids of all ages? An I Spy printable Dr. Seuss game, of course. It’s ideal for both kids and adults and for both fun and education.

top image - row of crayons, bottom image - 3 colorful I Spy sheets with title text reading free 3-page Dr Seuss I Spy Printables

Some people think I Spy games are for kids, but I still love them (and I haven’t been a kid in…., well, at least a few years). I love that it absorbs your attention, but isn’t very complicated to play. It’s a great way to relax and exercise your mind at the same time.

Of course, kids really enjoy playing I Spy, whether it’s a printable, a book or the verbal I Spy game that has been popular for generations.

There are many benefits for both children and adult in playing a printed I Spy game.

What are benefits of an I Spy Game

  • Builds attention span and focus
    • Player has to maintain prolonged focus to find all all the items
    • Player has to focus on looking for a specific item among the distraction of all the other items
  • Exercises the memory
  • Strengthens visual discrimination skills
    • The player has to choose distinguishing characteristics in each item and then search for those characteristics on the game board
  • Practice counting skills
  • Develops fine motor skills
    • Circling or placing an X on found items
    • Writing numbers on the lines next to items
  • Utilizes the fun of a game to encourage prolonged engagement
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I Spy Printable – Dr. Seuss

This I Spy game is designed for Dr. Seuss fans or to reinforce reading Dr. Seuss books. You can play this I Spy game simple as a game or in conjunction with a reading program focused on Dr. Seuss books.

The three different game boards contain images from a variety of Dr. Seuss books:

  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Horton Hears a Who
  • Hop on Pop
  • If I Ran the Zoo
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
  • The Lorax
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
  • Bartholomew and the Oobleck
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Fox in Socks
  • The Sneetches and Other Stories
  • Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
close up of 3 brightly colored Dr Seuss I Spy pages

How to Play

  • An I Spy game can be played by children ages three and up, depending on the difficulty of the I Spy printable.
  • Each I Spy sheet has a list of items to find at the bottom of the page and a search area with many different item images.
  • The player searches for all of each different item.
    • It’s often easiest to either circle or mark through an item when it’s found and counted.
  • Write down the number of each item found on the line next to the item.
  • The player can play against herself.
  • Or she can play against another player with the same I Spy game sheet to see who finds all the items first.

How to Print

  • Download your free copy of the 3-page I Spy printable Dr. Seuss game after you sign up for our free newsletter. You’ll be sent an email with the free printable.
  • Tap on the pdf in the email you receive. When the document opens, right tap on the document and:
    • Either save the document to your computer.
    • Or print it immediately from this point.
  • You can choose to print all three pages or just one at a time.
  • Print as many copies as you’d like for your own personal or classroom use. Share the link to this post with friends so they can download and print their own copies.
top rows of red and white stripes, bottom - 3 colorful I Spy pages with title text reading free 3-page Dr Seuss I Spy Printable

More Dr. Seuss Activities

More I Spy Printables

Be sure to pin for later so you can find these I Spy printables for Dr. Seuss later.

For more Dr Seuss activities, games, and printables in the table below. You can scroll though the table and look for ideas or search for specific ideas with the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner (on desktop). Click on the topic and then click through the specific article.

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4 Comments

  1. This looks wonderful but I cannot seem to find your “resource library.” Can you leave instructions of where this is on your website?

    1. When you sign up for the newsletter you will receive an email with instructions. If you are not able to find what you want, you can reply to the email and I will help you.

    1. You will be sent the link and directions to the resource library when you sign up for our newsletter. You can always email me if you need help accessing the VIP resource library.

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