I SPY Online Games
Students could go to a computer in the classroom and type a list of all the objects they have found. They can turn on the numbered list feature to count the objects or use the Tools menu and perform a word count on the words listed. Have them change the words to bold that rhyme or are spelled the same way. They can use the spell check to correct their spelling.
Incorporate the computer into your I SPY activities by using an online I SPY activity as one of your centers. The website for online I SPY Games is at:http://www.scholastic.com/ispy/
There is a section at the website for teachers and parents which describes many more activities to use in your class or home to help children read, spell, write, create and learn with the I SPY theme. The link for this section is http://www.scholastic.com/ispy/teacher/index.htm
If students are familiar with digital cameras and are allowed to download pictures to your school computer, have students take pictures at home of an I SPY scene. Their bedroom dresser, a flower arrangement or a beach scene could be photographed to create I SPY riddles and word lists like in the books.
If you have a SMARTboard in your classroom, create an I SPY scene from clipart pictures, photos or online scenes from the I SPY website. Have the students circle the object once it is found. Change the color of the words on the list once they have spotted the object. Students could also write the things they found on one page of the Smartboard notebook and keep a list of the same objects they find in every page of the I SPY books.
Fun activities for kids in your classroom can be created using the I SPY books, bulletin boards, centers, and online games. These activities are easy ways to motivate your students to become improved spellers, readers and writers.