Skip to Content

Free Printable Back to School I Spy

This free printable back to school I spy game features apples, scissors, rulers, pencils, books and more. It is an excellent activity for children of various ages and is perfect for getting everyone back into the school spirit.

back to school I spy game

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. This means that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase. For more information please feel free to read the affiliate disclosure on our privacy policy page.

Today I am excited to share this colorful fun free printable back to school I spy game. Printable actives are a great way to get back into the school spirit at school and at home.

These types of games are great for playing at parties, in the classroom or with friends on play dates.

How do you play I spy?

The goal is to count how many of each pictures you see in the box above and then write down the correct number on the lines below.

In this back to school I spy game you will be searching for and counting:

  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Books
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Apples
  • Backpacks
  • Art palettes
back to school I spy printed out

Here are a couple of ways you can make the I spy game a little bit easier for kids.

Circle each picture as you could it

Cross off each picture with an X as you count it

How to make the I spy game reusable:

Whether you are planning on using this activity at home or in the classroom, you might want to make the games reusable.

If this is the case there are a few options you have. What I did was laminate the games with my home lamination machine and then used a dry erase marker to have my kids work on the I spy game.

If you don’t have access to a lamination machine, you can also purchase these really cool dry erase pockets. Simply print out the games, place them into the pockets and use a dry erase marker to count the objects.

When you’re done you can just wipe off the circles and answers and start again!

For both of these options I would definitely recommend printing onto cardstock if possible. If you are planning on reusing the game multiple times cardstock will be a bit more durable as opposed to standard paper.

Free Printable back to school I spy game

This game was designed to be printed onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of printer paper or cardstock. One game will print per page.

Please feel free to download and print as many copies of the I spy game as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This game was created for personal or classroom use only.

back to school I spy

If you enjoyed this game you might also like to check out some of our other fun free printable back to school themed activities and games below:

school bundle 1

By entering your email address you will be receiving the free digital file as well as subscribing to our weekly email newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time.