Animal Bingo is fun for young kids and great letter recognition and spelling practice. It’s also great vocabulary practice for ESL students.
There are 2 ways you can get Animal Bingo:
You can purchase the PDF on Teachers Pay Teachers. The package includes 30 pre-made Animal Bingo Boards, plus calling cards available in both small and large format. There are 97 different animal pictures. Once you download the BINGO boards and calling cards, you can laminate them to make them sturdier and reusable.
Alternatively, you can purchase the BINGO activity on The Trip Clip website to create an unlimited number of animal BINGO boards of your own design. It will be fun on a trip to the zoo, or even a walk around the neighborhood with a little customization. Luckily you can easily switch out an individual picture and change the text underneath. You can also use The Trip Clip’s BINGO activity to make lots of other kinds of BINGO boards, like basketball BINGO, concert BINGO, grocery store BINGO, car BINGO, and much more!
There are lots of different ways to use BINGO boards beyond just getting 5 in a row. Here are the ideas I’ve come up with:
- 5 in a row: Have your kids find 5 in a row (across, up and down, or diagonally) to win.
- Fill the board: For more of a challenge, have them try to find every item on the board.
- Time them: If they want to turn it into a game, time them to see how long it takes them to find 5 in a row, or find everything on the board. Then see if they can beat their time the next time.
- How many? You can also make it competitive by giving them a board each time you get in the car, and count how many they can find by the time you get to your destination (or by the time the food comes at the restaurant, or by the time you board your airplane, etc.)
- Cooperative multiplayer: If you have multiple kids, print the same board, and have them work together to find everything on the board.
- Competitive multiplayer: If you have multiple kids, give each one a different board, and see who can find five in a row first.
- Competitive multiplayer 2: Or, if you have multiple kids, give each one their own board, and see who can find them all first. If no one finds them all, the person who finds the most wins.
- Want more ideas? Try these very versatile Alphabet Bingo ideas, or these Chores Bingo ideas!
- Have your own ideas? Please send them to me!