A few year’s ago, one of my personal work goals was to start a monthly kids passive program. At the time, our library offered a monthly Imagination Station, a pretend play space for approximately ages 2-6, and a monthly teen passive, for students in grades 6-12. Children in the middle often ended up trying to participate in the activities designed for younger or older kids.

My very first kids passive involved a passive game of I Spy, playing off of the format of the well-loved book series. Our fantastic marketing department printed a massive I Spy poster I designed in Microsoft Publisher. The print took up the bulk of our passive wall at 84″ long by 36″ tall.

Luckily for you, I like to share. The full poster is available to download as a PDF here:

Each week, I put up a different I Spy Riddle that families used to interact with the wall. Download here.

In addition to playing using pre-written riddles, kids had the opportunity to write their own I Spy riddles, which we added to the wall for further interaction. Download here.

While I have done many kids passive programs since (look forward to future posts!), this is still one of my favorites. The size of the I Spy print thrilled many young visitors, and even with the hours it took to design the Publisher file, that process was still much less time consuming than cutting out and taping up each item individually (plus, the file can easily be reprinted!).

Hi Annamarie. I am hoping you will share the editable pdf files with me as well. thanks so much for all these wonderful ideas. I am always looking for passive scavenger hunts, etc. for our kiddos. Amazing!

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Lisa Prestonsays:

I am trying to do some games in my library this term to go along with International Games in the Library. Can I please get the I spy file? Thanks

Hi Annamarie, I would really like to have a copy of the PDF! Our children’s department wants to do an I Spy passive program in November to go along with our other programs celebrating International Games Month. Thank you for sharing and helping!

Hi Annamarie, Could I please have a copy of the PDF? The children’s department would like to add the I Spy display as a passive program along with our other programs celebrating International Games Month in November. Thank you for sharing and helping others!

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PDF?

Hi Maria! Thanks for stopping by. I’ll email you a copy of the I Spy PDF and the editable files.

I would like a copy of the PDF as well. Thank you.

Hi Leanne! I’m happy to share! I’ll send you an email with the PDF in a minute.

Hi Annamarie. I am hoping you will share the editable pdf files with me as well. thanks so much for all these wonderful ideas. I am always looking for passive scavenger hunts, etc. for our kiddos. Amazing!

I am trying to do some games in my library this term to go along with International Games in the Library. Can I please get the I spy file? Thanks

Hi Lisa! Absolutely! I’ll email over the I Spy files now.

Could we get a copy of the PDF please? It will make a great library challenge during our summer reading program!

Absolutely! Emailing you now.

Can I get the PDF please?

Can I get a copy please?

Of course! I’ll email it to you now.

Can I get a copy too? I’d like to use it and add items from our library for my students to discover. This is fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by Megan! Sorry for the delay. I just emailed over the files.

Can I have a copy of the PDF please? Thanks!

Hi Karen! Absolutely! I’ll send over an email with all the files in just a minute.

I would also love a copy of the PDF files…my students and I love to play ISPY!! 🙂

Hi Erin! I’m happy to share! I’ll email these over now. Thanks for stopping by!

May I please have a copy of this PDF?

Hi Julia! Of course! I’ll email it over now.

Can I also get the PDF?

Hi Patti! Of course! I’ll send these over now. Thanks for stopping by!

Can I have a copy of the PDF? Thank you in advance.

Hi Karen! Of course! I’ll email it over in a minute.

I would love a copy of the PDFs to use in my library. This looks amazing!

Hi Melody! Absolutely! Emailing now.

Can I also please get the PDF?

Absolutely Lana! I’ll email it to you now.

Please can I get the pdf

Absolutely Mindy! I’m emailing you now.

Hi can you send me the pdf of I Spy please?

Sure! I’ll email it to you now. Thanks!

HI can I as where the pdf is?

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll email it to you now. Thanks!

Hi, I’d like to get a copy. This is great!

I’m happy to share! Emailing you now.

Can I please get the pdf?

Happy to share! I’ll email you now!

Can I please get the PDF? Thank you

Sorry for the delay! I just sent this over to you.

This is great! Are you still sharing the PDF?

I am! I’ll send it over to you now. Thanks!

May I have the PDF also 🙂

Please and thank you

What an amazing idea! Thank you for sharing. I would love a copy of the file if you are still sharing!

Can I please get a copy

Absolutely! Sorry for the delay. I’m sending it over now!

What an excellent tool! I would love the PDF if you are still sharing. Thank you!

I’m happy to share! Sorry for the delay. I’ll send this over to you right away!

Can I get the PDF, would be great for our unit study

Absolutely! I’ll send it over now. Thanks for stopping by!

Hello! Could I also get the PDF? This is awesome!

Absolutely! I’ll email it over to you now!

PDF, please? This is awesome.

Sent! Thanks!

Hi, we love this project! Can we get a copy of the PDF please for Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland? Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Hi Nancy! Absolutely! I’ll send that over now.

Hello. I would love your pdf for this activity.

Absolutely! I’m happy to share. I just emailed this to you! Thanks for stopping by!

Could I have the pdf sent please?

Absolutely! I just shared the file.

I love this idea! May I have a PDF also? Please and thank you!

Thanks for stopping by! I just sent everything over to you.

Hi Annamarie, I would really like to have a copy of the PDF! Our children’s department wants to do an I Spy passive program in November to go along with our other programs celebrating International Games Month. Thank you for sharing and helping!

Hi Annamarie, Could I please have a copy of the PDF? The children’s department would like to add the I Spy display as a passive program along with our other programs celebrating International Games Month in November. Thank you for sharing and helping others!

can I get a copy of your I-Spy PDF please?

Absolutely Hana! I’ll send this over now.

This is so adorable. Could I please request a copy of the PDF? Thank you so much

Of course! I’ll email over the files to you now. Thanks for stopping by!

HI THERE,

CAN I PLEASE HAVE A PDF? THANK YOU!

Sure! I’ll email this over to you.

Could I have the publisher file? I am not sure how to get the PDF to print multiple pages. I would greatly appreciate it!

Absolutely Julie! I’ll email this over to you now.