If you’re looking for a fun way to encourage your kids to be more observant, Squiggle Spin and Seek hidden picture activity pads are an excellent choice.
The premise of this activity is quite simple. Pick one of the black and white square “squiggle” sheets. Spin the wheel and challenge yourself to find the objects you land on in the activity sheet’s various squiggles. Mark them off with the included highlighter as you find them. Once you’ve found all 24 hidden pictures, tear off the paper and play again!
Even as an adult, I thought this was a genuinely fun activity. My son and I had a blast taking turns trying to find the different shapes, so I’d highly recommend this for any sort of quiet time activity. It would be excellent for use in a “busy bag” if you’re planning a family road trip this summer.
The Squiggle Spin and Seek hidden picture activity pads are recommended for children ages 4 and up. However, I’m positive my son wouldn’t have had the patience needed to find the images at 4 years old.
The hidden pictures are quite small, so the exercise requires strong attention to detail. At 9, he finds it pleasantly challenging. At 4, he would have been very frustrated. There are several different themes to choose from, including fashion, sock monkeys, Halloween, and Christmas.