So this year O’s elementary school took the step of making all classroom parties food-free. Which to this food allergy mom, is super awesome exciting news. Plus it’s a healthier choice, in my opinion. Anyway, O’s teacher has the parents volunteer to bring games and craft projects so the kids get to do something extra fun during the party. And since I think (*fingers crossed) that I’m starting to emerge from the newborn haze, I offered to send in a game of winter bingo for the Winter party that happened in December.
So when I started googling but I couldn’t find anything I liked, I decided to make my own game of winter BINGO. Keep in mind that this is intended for Kindergarten age kids which is why I made it 4 x 4 instead of the traditional 5 x 5. I suspect they won’t have a long attention span during the party. Most of the games I found online were 5 x 5 or bigger which is really the reason I made my own, I wanted it to be quick and easy to understand. A lot of the games also had Christmas stuff which I wanted to avoid for the school setting, since not everyone celebrates that holiday. So I drew up 20 cute winter objects, set up the game and printed and laminated the game boards and the calling cards so O’s teacher can reuse them next year if he wants. Just shuffle the calling cards and call them one at a time and have the kids cover the squares they have on their board with those little bingo circles, or squares of paper or whatever you want. If you laminate yours, they could even use dry erase markers! First one with 4 in a row is the winner! And because I am so thankful for all of you that make this job so fun, I’m making it a free printable. Click on the text link to download and print. The game boards print 2 to a page and I’ve made two sets, one for a small group of kids and because I’m sure I’ll get asked for it, a classroom set with 30 different game boards–print one gameboard set and one set of calling cards and you’ll be ready to go!
Print one of these:
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