Detective Skill One: Observations

The first step in becoming a Detective is to develop your observation skills.

A fun way to do this is by completing a Spot the Difference Activity!  And there are child friendly videos online that help you do this!  Here are two that we found and searched for the differences.

If you want to do this as a group activity, I have provided an answer sheet you can print out and use.

Spot the Difference -- Answer Sheet

Spot the Difference — Answer Sheet

Stella got 9 of the 14 correct!

Stella was able to spot 5 of the 10 differences.

This one was harder because of all the details but with some help she was able to spot 6 of the 10 differences.


Lesson learned – using observation skills takes practice. The more you do it the better you are at noticing things.

If you like this – try out more Detective skills by solving a Crime Mystery!


Check out the other Detective activities we tried out.

Follow Stella’s progress to complete her Girl Scout Badges in Stella’s Journey.