Donated by Lilian

What do you need?

  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • Bingo cards
  • Small prizes

How does it work?
The first step is the preparation. Write the numbers down on little cards and put them in a bowl. Make bingocards. If you use the numbers 1 to 50 you can put 10 random numbers on the bingocards. Make sure none of the bingo cards are identical. The game itself is very easy. Hand out the bingo cards. Once everybody has a card you can start taking out the numbers of the bowl one by one. Make sure you yell the numbers out loud. The students have to check on their bingo cards if the particular numbers are on their bingo card. If this is the case they will tick the number off. When one of the students has a full bingocard he will scream bingo. It's important to keep the numbers you picked a side. This way you can check if the student really has a full bingo card and didn't cheat. Bring small prizes for the winners.

What else do I need to know?
Bingo doesn't only work with numbers. You can also try cities, countries, animals or words.

What is the purpose of this activity?
Bingo is a fun way to teach kids how to count. They learn in a playful way how to quickly recognize numbers.