Eye spy

A describing activity using the grammar there is and there are.

Do you remember the old Eye Spy Books? I found a couple pictures from the old books and printed them off on A3 paper in color.
Split the students into pairs and give them one Eye Spy picture each. Their goal is to tell their partner what they see by describing what it is. For example "there is a rabbit on a chair", "there are three trees in the box". They can say the color, size or where it is on the page. Make sure to go over on, in, over, by, to the left and to the right.

Have the pairs take turns describing what they see. Person A will say something like there is a pink rabbit on the chair. Person B must write down what they were told then look for the item. Once they find the item then they switch roles. You can play until everyone is finished or give them a certain amount of time to work with. At the end we came together as a class and played all together.

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    Submitted by GemAmo May 31, 2021 Estimated time: 10-15 minutes
    Inspired I Spy!
    1. Thehungrycaterpillar October 23, 2023

      I like the magnifying glass and spy pic!

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