I Spy Online Learning Activity

Students choose a food to “spy” from the Food Picture Cards and offer clues while the rest of the class guesses.

Slide that reads “I Spy…” “Devine ce que je vois ».

To complete the I Spy… activity in an online learning environment, download the slide deck and follow the activity description below.  

Before completing this activity, we recommend that you read the section "How to Talk about Food with Students" in the Teacher Guide.


Curricular links: Health and Life Skills; Fine Arts  

Student supplies: none  

Format: class video discussion where you share slides (e.g., Google Meet)  


Activity description:  

  • Explain to students that you will be playing I Spy with Food Picture Card slides. Show a slide and have the leader pick a card from the slide, then give clues to the class about the card they are thinking of.   

  • Students can guess if they think they know which food it is. Once a student guesses correctly, they become the leader.   

  • If students need assistance thinking of clues when they are the leader, prompt them to think about colour, shape, how they like to eat that food, etc.  

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Elementary K-3
Canada's Food Guide
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