Playing Spies

Yesterday my boys and I had a "spy day", and today I am sharing all the fun DIY elements with you.  I really enjoyed watching how engaged my boys were in all the fun activities I planned for them, and I hope you are inspired to plan a similar day with your little ones.

In the morning, when the boys came downstairs, they found a homemade dollar store spy kit, and a folder containing their "missions".

The missions (which you can download here) were as follows:

1)  Conduct surveillance... using the surveillance worksheet you can download here.

2)  Engage in a kitchen dance party... wearing disguises.

3)  Navigate through a laser maze... which was made using red yarn and tape.

4)  Write secret messages using lemon juice.  (The messages were revealed when held over a lamp.)

5)  Complete a scavenger hunt... which you can download here.

We had such a fantastic day "playing spies", and my boys are still playing with their spy kits. What do your kids love to "pretend to be"?

Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

PS - Find another 5 SPY GAMES here.


  1. Now I want to have a spy day at our house!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us on FB! Although so hard to choose this week, I've added three of my favorite shares to the bottom of this week's playful preschool post on Exploring Simple Science with TRAINS!!!

  2. What a great idea! My kids would love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

    1. It really was a lot of fun... and my boys are still playing with their spy kits. Enjoy! :-)


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