I-Spy Jars are a fun and affordable way to create a “grounding” technique tool for any and all ages. Whether you or someone you know is dealing with emotional dysregulation, or you just need a “brain break”, an I-Spy jar can help bring you back to the present moment or help you practice staying in the present moment. By focusing on finding the items hidden in the I-Spy jar, you are engaging your senses in the “here and now”.
I-Spy jars can also be used as learning tools. You can have a “theme” to your I-Spy Jar such as letters, colors, numbers, or shapes. This can be a fun way and hands-on way to help an individual learn. They will be having so much fun, they won’t even realize they’re developing important skills!
Jar or bottle
Various small objects to hide inside the jar or bottle
Note card/paper to write list of items to find in jar or bottle
Optional: packing tape, dry erase marker