Our best home-made I Spy jar yet, or so Freddie says!

We love playing I Spy, it’s one of our favourite games when we are in the car along with ‘twenty questions’. This weekend we travelled to Granny and Pops house to stay for the weekend. The journey can take 1 hr 30 to 3 hrs depending on the M25. We usually take something to keep Freddie occupied, generally a few books, pens and IPad, I spy card game etc and love to play I spy and Twenty questions.

This time we decided to make an I spy game before we left (it was a brilliant rainy day activity)

First we went on a treasure hunt around the house to find a selection of mini toys and treasure.

Freddie searched through his old toys for anything small

Freddie searched through his old toys for anything small

We finally made our choices and took a picture to print.

Toys and treasure that made the grade

Toys and treasure that made the grade

We then rolled up some tin foil (for a glitter effect) and added some out of date cake sprinkles to our rice. We slowly added the toys and rice to our large plastic jar.

ispy fillingipsy bottle and freddie

Once filled we closed the lid and stuck it down with sellotape for extra peace of mind! Didn’t want rice all over the car – Daddy would not be pleased…

Freddie was very proud of his jar, he made it all on his own!

Freddie was very proud of his jar, he made it all on his own!

 

It was a real hit! Freddie really enjoyed finding his treasure, it actually took him two days to find it all (not two days solid but he loved not only doing it in the car but with Granny too)

Concentration!

Concentration!

There are some great variations on the web, you can find a few ideas on our I Spy post.

3 thoughts on “Our best home-made I Spy jar yet, or so Freddie says!

  1. Emma lovelock says:

    Fab idea. I’ve never heard of this before but I will definately be doing this next time we have a long journey planned. 🙂

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