This fun printable Valentine i spy game is a fun way to get younger kids excited about the day of love! See how quickly young children (or older ones) can find all of the hidden images on this free printable Valentine’s Day i spy sheet! They’ll love this fun activity and you’ll love that they can do it all on their own!
One of my boys favorite parts of the Highlights magazine (one of the only magazine subscriptions we still have) is the hidden pictures page. They’ve always thought it was such a fun activity to have to look everywhere to find a certain list of objects.
They aren’t the only ones.
Kids of all ages from what I can tell love finding hidden things, especially when they’re hidden in plain sight! There’s a reason all of my holiday i spy pages have been so popular!
We did this Christmas i spy as part of my son’s classroom party (time filler), and they enjoyed it so much that I figured I might as well make a Valentine’s Day game as well!
So here you have it, an easy activity to use with young own kids, students, or even seniors! There are free printable for this easy activity that you can download at the end of this post.
How to Use the Valentine’s Day I Spy Sheet
One of the reasons I love making i spy printables so much is because they are an easy activity that kids of all ages can do! And the best part? They take pretty no prep work other than printing and making sure kids have a drawing utensil.
Hand out one sheet to everyone who wants to participate and let them find all of the items on the sheet at their own pace. I’ve included the number of items they need to find so that they know when they’ve finished an item and can cross it out.
Once they’ve found the correct number of items of one item, they can move onto the next one.
Make It A Race
If you want to make this a friendly February 14th competition, you could split into teams and make it a relay race. I know most people like to use these to promote quiet time or to give kids something to do on a rainy day… but if you’re not most people, try this!
Give each team one of the free Valentine’s Day printables and a pen. Have them place the printable at the other side of the room and then go stand in a line opposite the printable.
When you say go, one person from each team has to go find an image and circle the image then add a little tally next to the image they found (so people know how many are left of that image).
They then race back to their teammate and the next person goes. Keep going until they’ve found all of the images on the sheet, rotating among teammates. First team to find every images wins something small like a box of conversation hearts.
We’ve done this relay style race before, and it was so much fun. The kids always love relays, getting out of their seats, and just doing something different. And it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day – giving the kids something they LOVE to do!
If you see yourself doing this regularly, laminate these fun Valentine’s Day printables and let kids find the images with dry erase markers. Then when they’re done, just wipe the slate clean and put them in a bucket to use next year!
No matter how you use this – whether it’s at a Valentine’s Day party or just to beat the winter blues as a boredom buster for kids – it’s the perfect activity for the month of February, and I hope you LOVE it!
I spy worksheets are great for little learners who can’t quite read yet, but they can pick out images (and a lot of them know their numbers). They’re also great for practicing fine motor skills with drawing circles around images they find in the hidden picture sheet. They’re also good for working on early math skills of counting and subtraction (there are 5 and I found 3, I still need to find 2).
If you’re looking for activities for a Valentine’s Day celebration (or class activity) for high school kids, try these Valentine’s Day trivia questions, this Valentine’s Day danger words game, or even this Valentine’s Day outburst!
There’s no answer sheet for this free printable game because circling a whole bunch of things on a page (what the answer key would look like) doesn’t really tell you anything. You should be able to figure out where each of the pictures is on the sheet by just looking at the PDF file.
More Valentine’s Day Activity Ideas
If you want more printable games and activities for Valentine’s Day, make sure to check out these other fun Valentine activity ideas!
- Valentine’s Day games – tons of fun Valentine’s Day games that are perfect for at home and in the classroom! Options both for younger and older kids!
- Valentine’s Day word search printable – a great activity to pair with this i-spy, especially if you’re using these with kids that can read!
- Valentine’s Day Family Feud – a Valentine’s Day themed version of the classic game show, for for families and classrooms!
- Homemade Valentine’s Day baskets – tons of ideas for making it a sweet holiday along with free printables to personalize the gift baskets!
- Minute to win it valentine games – tons of fun free Valentine’s Day activities that all use conversation hearts, so fun for kids and large groups!
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