Bingo is an exciting way for kids to practice recognizing letters, numbers and shapes. Your kids will have a blast shouting “Bingo” when they have completed a row on their cards.
Use the colorful bingo cards below to organize this fun family game.
Print out the bingo cards and give a card to each child.
Cut out the letters, numbers and shapes on the calling cards in the printable bingo cards packet.
Do a quick review of some of the letters, numbers and symbols on a sample card with your kids as a warm-up exercise.
Pick up one of the letters, numbers or shape cut-outs and read it aloud.
Tell your kids to look at their cards and see whether their card shows the matching letter, number or shape. If it does, they should put one of their beads or beans onto it.
Continue until one player has an entire vertical row, horizontal row, or diagonal row from the upper corner to the lower corner. Then, shuffle the cards and play again!
You can also make your own bingo cards with paper and markers if you use all of the printed out bingo cards.
Sarah Richards has an M.A. in Early Childhood Development and a B.S. in Child Development. She's spent 6 years teaching kindergarten and first grade. Before that, she was a child development specialist for young children with special needs. She has also worked in the preschool classroom.