I Spy is so much fun and simple to play that children for generations have been enjoying the game. It can be played with just two players or a larger group. It is a fantastic game to play while traveling. Younger children who are just learning to identify objects by color, shape, initials, etc. can learn a lot by playing the game.
The game is started when the first player chooses an object that can be seen by all players and makes the statement "I spy with my little eye something that is ..." and fills in the blank with a single descriptive feature of the object. If the object is a tennis ball they could say "I spy with my little eye something that is green". or possibly "I spy with my little eye something that is round".
The other players now try and guess the identity of the object. Each player takes a turn with their guess. f the players are unable to guess the object based on the first clue a second clue is given. Play continues as such until one of the players correctly identifies the object.
The player who guesses correctly is the winner and gets to be next to select an object.
Try to choose objects that are similar to other nearby objects. If you are in a room and you select the only pink object in the room it won't take long for the other players to correctly guess the object. Try using the most generic descriptions possible. This will make it more challenging for the players doing the guessing.
Did you know that the earliest board games discovered are more than 3,500 years old?