Free Teaching Resource

I Spy - Oral Language Activity

Free | 3 pages|Grades: Pre-K - 1

A fun activity to encourage the development of oral language.

Use this resource when developing vocabulary and oral language in the primary grades.

Project the I Spy Objects Jar on the screen in your classroom. Encourage students to take turns orally describing different objects from the jar. For a challenge, ask the students to draw the objects and write words or phrases to describe each object.

A full set of instructions is included in the download.

This activity can be used in small groups or as a whole class.

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the PDF or Google Slide version.

Please note: The Google Slide version only includes the instructions and I Spy Jar. It does not include the activity worksheet.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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  • We have added a Google slide version to use virtually.

    Addition by Natalie Jan 11th, 2021

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