November 11 is Veterans Day! I’m trying to give my kids a more well-rounded view of US holidays now that we don’t live in the US anymore, and I made a few printables for them to help spark conversations.
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Materials for Veterans Day I Spy Game
- Pdf file (download below).
- One sheet of paper.
- Printer, laminator (optional), laminating pouch (optional).
- Marker and/or manipulatives.
What’s in the Printable PDF File?
This is a one-page, no prep I Spy game with 10 different images of men and women representing the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Marine Corps, a girl with her hand over her heart, a boy holding a flag, a heart-shaped American flag, and an American flag ribbon.
Preschoolers and kindergarteners (as well as older toddlers depending on their developmental level) can count the images and mark the numbers at the bottom. There are between 3 and 9 copies of each image to be found. An answer key is also included in the file.
Counting all of the images correctly requires good strategies for one-to-one correspondence, so make sure to discuss ways of doing that.
Another way of using the printable is to simply talk about the different images and point them out when working with younger kids. Try challenging your kids to find certain combinations of images (for example “Can you find a heart to the left of a ribbon?”) and letting them challenge you in return. Or let your kids draw lines between all copies of the same image.
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