Outdoor Wintry Fun: Winter, I Spy Walk

Walks aren’t only for warm weather; a wintry walk can be magical and educational, especially when playing a game like I Spy! Bundle up, and take this list of scavenger hunt ideas out into the neighborhood or local park for some fresh air and outdoor wintry fun!

Wintry I Spy Items

  1. Snowman
  2. Bird
  3. Squirrel
  4. A blue house
  5. Car covered in snow
  6. Chunk of ice
  7. House with decorations up
  8. Icicles
  9. Lost mitten or hat
  10. A tree that still has leaves
  11. Someone walking a dog
  12. Berries on a tree or bush
  13. Animal footprint in the snow
  14. Evergreen tree
  15. Broken tree branch

Once inside, form your wintry walk, make some hot cocoa, and continue the fun with these free winter I Spy printables and wither-themed games!

If you live in a region that doesn’t see a lot of snow or cold in the winter, you can still have outdoor wintry fun! Try searching for these winter I Spy items in picture books or while watching a winter-themed movie or TV episode. You can also create your own version of an I Spy walk, searching for items you know might pop up where you live!

Free Family Of Four Walking At The Street Stock Photo

Why Play I Spy?

I Spy walks and scavenger hunts are an excellent outdoor activity any time of the year! I Spy is also a fun way to pass the time on car rides, waiting at the doctor’s office, in the grocery store, or a restaurant; I Spy works anywhere your little one needs some engagement to keep them entertained!

And I Spy isn’t just fun; it’s also educational! Playing I Spy helps your child recognize familiar items, develop schema, categorize items, learn shapes and colors, and build their language skills!

January 23, 2024, by L. Elizabeth Forry

written by

L. Elizabeth Forry 

L. Elizabeth Forry is an Early Childhood Educator with fifteen years of classroom teaching experience. She earned a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from The University of North Dakota and has a Bachelor of Arts in English and one in Music from Lebanon Valley College. She has taught children in Japan, Washington D.C., Chicago, and suburban Maryland. She is trained as a reading therapist, has a TEFL certification, and has done extensive work with children regarding mental health, social-emotional development, gender development. She has written curriculum for children and educators and has led training sessions for parents and educators on various topics on early childhood development. She is the mother of two boys and resides outside of Annapolis, Maryland.

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