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I love using "Find It" with kids in Occupational Therapy, they are often very motivated by it.
I have used it to get kids to write. Good individually or in a group. Give them lined paper and have them write a list of the things they find. I let them copy the letters if they don't know how to spell it, but generally insist on neat writing (that is one of my goals- to practice correct formation, spacing, line placement of letters.)
I told them the first person who finds the penny and can tell me the date on it can post it on the website. The penny is hard to find, but one of my students figured it out.
I think only one of the "Find IT's" has the alphabet but with it, give them a list of the alphabet and have them circle each letter they find, who ever completes it "wins" or have them find the letters of their own name.
And of course as designed it is a great figure-ground activity, and for visual focusing.