Sunday, November 06, 2011

Spot the Difference "The Game for All"

By John Lake


Everybody knows the activity of" Spot the Difference ". As kids, our folks may have purchased us activity books or given us the portion of the newspaper that's got a "spot the difference" activity. As a generalized statement, we're all privy to the mechanics involved. If you do not here's how it functions. You're given a group of 2 photographs that are almost matching at first sight.

But , on more inspection you find that they aren't copies of one another. You then start to spot the differences and pay attention to them. Customarily, after you find a difference, you circle it with a pen or pencil. The number of differences is typically written on top of the picture. The answers are either written on another page or the wrong way up on the bottom of the page. Coaching your cortex and eyes to notice the little differences that normally would go unnoticed - this is the entire principal of spot the difference.

What could historically be found in children's activity books can now be found on the net. Children and adults can play spot the difference online . Of course, the ones for adults are way more complicated and lots more difficult to spot the little nuances that make the pictures different. Photos used to be easy toons and drawings. With the advent of Photoshop and image editing, actual pictures can be converted into spot the difference game that both children and grownups can have fun with.

Spotting the difference could be a awfully nice way to pass the time or to just give yourself a little break between a disturbing day at work. It might be a great activity all the family could enjoy rather than watching television. All you will need is a P. C. or portable computer and Internet access. With the constant progression of technology, the pictures can be sent to your big-screen TV for you (or the family) can have a clearer view.

If you are tech savvy, you could even create your own spot the difference pictures. You may then tailor the problem dependent on the level of the people playing. This game may even be a non mandatory child's party game that requires very little space. Place the children into groups of 2 (or perhaps 3) and ask them to have a look for the differences. The first group that finds all of the differences gets a goody bag or prize. There are a whole crop of options available to do with the first concept. Do not let the idea of the original idea obstruct you from playing yourself or taking it to a totally new level.




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