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I Spy Letter Bag


This is an I-Spy activity that pre-school children can do. This is a game that can be played between the child and their parent or an adult. Through this activity, children can be exposed to the alphabet, numbers, and even shapes. Furthermore, this will assist them in developing fine motor skills. By following the step-by-step instructions, children will be able to succeed in creating their very own I Spy game! Adult supervision and assistance will be needed for this activity.



Supplies:

  • 2 Sheet of white paper

  • 1 Sheet of black paper

  • Sharpies

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Pen

  • Eraser

  • 1 Storage bag gallon

  • Color pencil or Crayons

  • Ruler



Steps:


Step 1: Measure


First, take your ruler and measure the width of the storage bag gallon. Next, write down the measurement on a piece of paper. I wrote the measurements on a sticky paper that looks like a polar bear!



Note: Ask your parents or a grown-up for help during this step.





Step 2: Cut your white paper

Second, take your white sheet of paper and ruler. Your paper has two long sides and two short sides. Align the ruler to one of the long sides of your sheet of paper and make sure that the edge of the ruler is touching the edge of the long side of your paper.


Next, make a mark on the number that corresponds to the measurement recorded on step 1. Because my bag is 10 5/8 inches wide, I am going to draw a line above the line on the ruler that marks 10 5/8 inches.


Make a mark on the other long side of the paper also on the number that corresponds to the measurement recorded on step 1. This time, your ruler should be on top of your paper. Be sure to get as close to the edge of the paper as possible but leave some space to make another mark.



Lastly, draw a line across the paper from one mark to the other. Use your scissors to cut on the line. Remember, always keep your eyes on the scissors while cutting.


You are going to be left with a big and small piece of paper. Keep the biggest piece.


Note: Ask your parents or a grown-up for help during this step.


Step 3: Cut your black paper

We are now going to repeat step 2 but instead of using a white sheet of paper, we are going to need a black sheet of paper!


Take your black sheet of paper and ruler. Your paper has two long sides and two short sides. Align the ruler to one of the long sides of your sheet of paper and make sure that the edge of the ruler is touching the edge of the long side of your paper.


Next, make a mark on the number that corresponds to the measurement recorded on step 1. Because my bag is 10 5/8 inches wide, I am going to draw a line above the line on the ruler that marks 10 5/8 inches.


Make a mark on the other long side of the paper also on the number that corresponds to the measurement recorded on step 1. This time, your ruler should be on top of your paper. Be sure to get as close to the edge of the paper as possible but leave some space to make another mark.


Lastly, draw a line across the paper from one mark to the other. Use your scissors to cut on the line. Remember, always keep your eyes on the scissors while cutting.


You are going to be left with a big and small piece of paper. Keep the biggest piece.


Note: Ask your parents or a grown-up for help during this step.



Step 4: Write

Take your white sheet of paper and place it in landscape position. Landscape position means that the short sides of the paper are to your right and to your left.

The long sides of the paper are to the top and to the bottom.

Take a look at the picture for a good example!

Second, go get your parent or a grown-up.

Now that they are here, ask them to write some letters, numbers, or even shapes!


Step 5: Trace

Open your bag and place your white sheet of paper inside the bag. If your paper is not flat inside the bag, take it out from the bag and cut your paper a little more so that it is small enough to lie flat. Ask your parent or a grown-up to help you cut! After you are done cutting, place the paper inside the bag.



Finally, take your sharpies and begin tracing. You can use different color sharpies!




Step 6: Filling the Bag

After you are done tracing, remove the white sheet of paper from the bag and place the black piece of paper inside the bag. If your paper is not flat inside the bag,

take it out from the bag and cut your paper a

little more so that it is small enough to lie flat.

Ask your parent or a grown-up to help you cut!

After you are done cutting, place the black piece of paper inside the bag.


Step 7: Create a flashlight

On a separate white sheet of paper, draw a flashlight. Start by drawing a rectangle. Next, draw a trapezoid on top of your rectangle. Then draw a curved line. The ends of the curved line should touch the two corners of the trapezoid.

Second, we are going to draw the light coming from the flashlight. First, draw two diagonal lines going away from each other. Next, draw a horizontal line to connect the two diagonal lines. Do not forget to draw the button on your flashlight!

Now we are going to trace. Do not trace the line inside of the light. Next, erase any pencil marking. Then, color your flashlight. Finally, use the scissors to cut out your drawing.


Note: Ask your parents or a grown-up for help during this step.



Step 8: Time to Play!

You are ready to play I Spy! Remember to always begin with “I Spy with my little eye something that…”



Wan to create another I Spy game? Turn your plastic bag over and you have another empty space to draw and color. You can pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol to your cotton swab and wipe to remove the brand name from the bag.


 
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