Need a simple way to keep the kids busy during the holidays? Check out this easy to make Christmas I Spy Game you can put on your phone or tablet anywhere. I love super quick Christmas activities that don’t need supplies, that don’t make a mess, and I can take with us. This one is great for all ages to play together!

CHRISTMAS I SPY GAME FOR KIDS

Christmas Tree I Spy Game

Christmas Games for Kids

Here is a quick and simple Christmas memory game for one child or multiple children to play together. This time of year can be so busy! I created a super simple game one day for my son because he has been continually checking out our tree. I thought I would put his memory to the test.

This Christmas tree I spy game is so easy to do and there are several variations for different ages. I spy games like our I spy bottles are great for visual processing and are just plain fun. Make sure to check out our I Spy Christmas bottles for more anytime play or travel play!

CHRISTMAS I SPY GAME

SUPPLIES:

  • Decorated Christmas tree or other decorated holiday set up
  • Smartphone, tablet or camera

SET UP:

I took photos of the ornaments on our tree for our Christmas tree I spy game with my smartphone {tablet or camera will work too}. He knows how to swipe through photos on my phone of course! Our Christmas tree I spy game had 20 clues!

He had to use the clues in the photo to locate the ornament! Once he found it, he swiped through for the next clue. You could even offer a small prize at the end. I keep a few dollar store surprises on hand at all times.

CHRISTMAS TREE I SPY GAME VARIATIONS

Here are a few ideas for variations of the game and for a variety of ages or multiple children.  Make a game to fit your needs!

Ages: Make the pictures harder or easier by zooming in or out with your camera. Older children will be challenged by having to search for a tiny clue from the ornament {like our gingerbread foot, below}. Younger children may need a picture of the whole ornament. If you have a younger and older child, alternate the images!

Multiple children: Have your children take the pictures for one another. Have them pass the phone around to take turns finding the ornaments. Play the hot and cold game by telling the person he or she is getting warmer or colder as he or she moves around the tree.

Variation: If you decorate the whole house, take pictures around the house to get the kids moving. One the last picture, hide a surprise! Maybe a bag of popcorn, hot chocolate packets or a Christmas movie!

On the Go: If you are at a relatives house, go around and gather the clues on your phone. It will be an extra challenge with an unfamiliar Christmas tree!

Christmas tree I Spy Game set up idea smartphone game for kids

This Christmas game made a perfect quick activity while I was finishing up some computer work! Maybe you need to write some Christmas cards or get the crockpot started or simply want a few minutes to finish your coffee.

Also check out our printable Christmas Tree Counting Game.

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