My girls LOVE to play bingo! We make our own bingo games — sometimes I make them on the computer, other times we print out a blank grid and we use seasonal stickers for the pictures. We play bingo with letters, numbers, rhyming words, shapes, money, holidays, etc. Practically any skill you want to work on can be made into a bingo game!
Ready to play? Here’s what you need:
- bingo cards for each player — vary the size of the grid based on the level of your child(ren)
- calling cards — one for each picture, letter, etc. that shows up on the bingo cards
- markers — buttons, coins, poker chips, goldfish crackers, cheerios, etc. On special occasions, we might play with jelly beans or M&Ms.
One person can be designated as “the caller,” or you can take turns drawing cards. Mark your card when you have a match! When you have a straight line filled, yell “Bingo!” Or, try for 4-corners or blackout (whole board filled).
How about a fun Travel Bingo? Make bingo boards with pictures of things you might see while driving. Tape the bingo board to a small cookie sheet and use magnets for markers. Or, put the bingo board into a plastic sheet protector and use a dry erase marker to mark your sights on the road. Just might help pass the time on a long drive!
Do you bingo? Happy Playing!