Halloween I Spy Games: 2 Fun and Free Printables for Kids

Halloween I Spy games are a fun and easy screen-free activity for kids of all ages.

If you enjoy playing I Spy with your kids and you are a Halloween fan, you are in for a treat today! 

We’ve got 2 free Halloween I Spy Games for kids here for you in the Jen Bradley|MOMs Free Printables Library!

I Spy is often one of the first games that kids learn to play. Parents and kids are familiar with the simple “I spy with my little eye, something that is ….”

You can definitely do that with these Halloween I Spy printables but first, let’s cover the many other reasons why I Spy games are so great for kids in the first place. 

Why I Spy games are awesome

These Halloween I Spy games are straightforward to understand and easy to do. 

printable Halloween I Spy games

Here are some of the top reasons why I Spy  games are so great:

  • Extremely EASY to play. No complex rules to understand. 
  • No preparation is required! Simply print them out and grab a pencil or some crayons.  
  • Screen-free fun 
  • Kids of all ages enjoy playing I Spy (keep reading for some age-appropriate variations!) 
  • Can help defeat boredom

In addition, I Spy games are also educational! 

Here are a few of the ways that I Spy games can help your kids to learn:

  • Practicing counting skills
  • Classifying objects by size and shape
  • Understanding more than and less than 
  • Strengthening working memory by looking for multiple objects at once
  • Visual discrimination, which is essential for learning how to read
  • Develops fine motor skills by crossing out or circling found items

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How to Play I Spy 

Instead of choosing something in your surroundings like the traditional I Spy game, you only need to download the free Halloween I Spy printables from our library, print them out, and grab a pencil or crayon for your child.

free I Spy Halloween printable

Then they’ll look at the large group of Halloween objects, and count how many there are of each type of object.

The different shapes show up in all different sizes, so encourage your kids to look carefully!!

Related article: Halloween Would You Rather Questions for Kids

When and where to play Halloween I Spy 

There are lots of great times to use these cute Halloween printable games.

Here are some of our favorites:

  • during dinner prep
  • on long car trips
  • waiting in line
  • at the pumpkin patch
  • waiting at the doctor’s or dentist’s office
  • on a rainy inside day
  • during quiet time
  • while waiting for a sibling at practice or rehearsal

Additionally, these Halloween I Spy Printable Games are perfect to play with a larger group! They’d work really well for a classroom Halloween party, a local or church harvest festival, or a fun Halloween homeschool activity. 

Variations for these Halloween I Spy games

If you have older or younger kids, we’ve got an easy variation for our Halloween I Spy printables that you could easily try.

Descriptive I Spy

For younger kids who can’t count or write, try playing descriptive I Spy. This is very similar to the traditional style of the game I Spy.

Instead of finding an object around the room, choose a picture on the I Spy page without telling your child which one you’ve selected.

Then describe it to your child (including its location on the page,) and see if they can figure out which object you’ve selected.

Competitive Halloween I Spy

For older kids, competitive Halloween I Spy can be a lot of fun.

You can either set a timer for 2 minutes to see who can find the most of each of the items.

Or you could also have a race! Give everyone their I Spy page and have them keep them face-down until you say it’s time to start. Then see who can get the most accurate answers in the least amount of time!

Related article: 99 Hilarious Halloween Riddles for Kids

Halloween I Spy Printables

Here’s a closer look at the printable Halloween I Spy pages we’ve got for you here in the Jen Bradley|MOMs Free Printable Library:

colorful I Spy printable

This colorful, festive Halloween I Spy pages features:

  • Black cats
  • Witches’ cauldrons
  • Witch hats
  • Happy jack-o-lantern
  • Hanging spider
  • Halloween lollypop
  • Flying bat
  • Happy Halloween sign

This black and white Halloween I Spy printable is perfect if your printer is low on ink (which happens often, right?!). 

black and white I Spy

On this I Spy page, kids need to find:

  • Witch hats
  • Spider webs
  • Mummies
  • Witches on brooms
  • Jack-o-lanterns
  • Cauldrons
  • Boo! Sign
  • Demon costume

We love this black and white version because your kids can also color in the shapes as they find them. 

(It’s helpful if they choose one color for each shape. For example, they could color all of the pumpkins orange, the mummies purple, the witch hats black, etc.)

Related article: The Ultimate Halloween Bucket List for Kids

How to reuse your Halloween I Spy pages

These Halloween I Spy pages are completely reusable if you need or want them to be!

Simply slide them into plastic sheet protectors and give your kids a dry-erase marker.

For even more durability, you may consider printing them on white cardstock and laminating them!

(I’ve been a homeschool mom for 10 years now, and I swear by this inexpensive laminator! It’s THE best.)

Final thoughts about these Halloween-themed I Spy Printable Games

Halloween I Spy games are just one simple way you can connect with your kids (and give them something educational to do) during the Halloween season! We hope your kids enjoy them!

Be sure to join our Free Printable Library here to get your Halloween I Spy Games!

free I Spy Halloween printable

(Inside the library, you’ll find over 100 other awesome printables, such as Halloween Scavenger Hunts, Halloween mazes, Halloween word puzzles, and more!)

Happy Halloween! 

Check out our other articles about Halloween family fun here:

16 Awesome Halloween Minute to Win It Games for the Whole Family

21 Fabulous Family Costume Ideas for Halloween

The Switch Witch: Why We Love Her (and How She Makes Halloween More Fun!)

19 Fun and Easy Pumpkin Carving Alternatives for Kids

5 Amazing You’ve Been Boo’ed Ideas for Your Neighbors

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What do you think about these Halloween I Spy games? 

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