Road Sign BINGO

Road Sign BINGO is both fun and educational! Parents can give it to their kids to play in the car when you’re running errands or on a road trip. Teachers can bring road sign BINGO boards on a field trip to keep the kids engaged and learning.

Making a Road Sign BINGO Board

The Trip Clip website has 40 road signs you can use to make a BINGO board. You can place each picture exactly where you want it on the BINGO board, or you can have the website generate a random board. If you’re making enough boards for a whole classroom, you can generate 30 random boards and add each one to the Print Queue to print them all at once.

The boards will print on a half sheet of paper, and they are sized to fit onto The Trip Clip clipboard. Alternatively, you can play road sign BINGO interactively from any mobile device like a phone or an iPad.

How To Play

The basic goal of BINGO is to get 5 in a row and you win. You can change this up, though, to match any situation.

  1. 5 in a row: Have your kids find 5 in a row (across, up and down, or diagonally) to win.
  2. Fill the board: For more of a challenge, have them try to find every item on the board.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. Cooperative multiplayer: If you have multiple kids, print the same board, and have them work together to find everything on the board.
  6. Competitive multiplayer: If you have multiple kids, give each one a different board, and see who can find five in a row first.
  7. 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.
  8. Want more ideas? Try these very versatile Alphabet Bingo ideas, or these Chores Bingo ideas!
  9. Have your own ideas? Please send them to me!

Learning

In addition to being fun, this BINGO games offers lots of opportunities for learning. A few examples of things you can teach kids while playing road sign bingo:

  • Speed limit signs – how to spot them, what they mean, how long it will take you to drive a mile at 60 mph vs 30 mph
  • Basic rules of the road
  • The meaning behind the colors and shapes of road signs. Need a little reminder yourself? There’s great information here!
  • Vocabulary that might be new to them, like yield and merge
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